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New Hampshire Elections

November 27, 2011

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Acting like the nominee

GOP front-runner Mitt Romney launched a televised ad last week in New Hampshire, attacking President Barack Obama.

The ad has drawn fire from many quarters. It includes a clip of the president saying, "If we keep talking about the economy, we are going to lose."

But it wasn't Obama talking campaign strategy. It was the president quoting a John McCain adviser.

State Democratic Party Chairman Ray Buckley called the ad a "slap in the face to Granite Staters."

Romney's camp isn't backing down, saying they were "upfront" about the ad.

And the list grows on

Last week, Romney landed two big endorsements: Congressman Charlie Bass, R-N.H., and U.S. Sen. Kelly Ayotte, R-N.H.

Bass is now co-chairman of Romney's New Hampshire Steering Committee and on the National Steering Committee.

Ayotte, the first member of the state's congressional delegation to endorse a presidential contender, will be Romney's national advisory committee co-chairman.

And on a smaller scale

Former Utah. Gov. Jon Huntsman recently announced his Rockingham County leadership team.

Local members include Gene Schneider of Atkinson, Adrienne Starrs of Danville, John Maurice of Derry, Gail Witham of Hampstead, Greg Lynch of Kingston, Nancy Stickney and Mike Flathers of Salem, Brenda Copp of Sandown and Glenn Waugaman of Windham.

Frisbees are still flying

Fred Karger continues his dogged pursuit of the GOP nomination, though the news out of the campaign often seems to be more about Fred Frisbees and Karger's book, "Fred Who?"

Karger will be at Pinkerton Academy Tuesday afternoon.

Sweet dreams, Buddy

Speaking of dogged pursuits, former Louisiana Gov. Buddy Roemer. 68, is still plugging away. Roemer makes more ripples than Karger, but not many. He often doesn't even show up in national polls.

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