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New Hampshire Elections

December 11, 2011

Southern NH 9.12 sees event taken away

Gingrich keeps his promise to group

Ken Eyring of the Southern New Hampshire 9.12 non-partisan liberty group is promising something a little different and educational than the traditional town hall-style forum when Newt Gingrich comes to town tomorrow night.

The group asked for emailed reservation requests for the event, set for 7 p.m. at Windham High. People interested should email event@SouthernNH912.com, including name, phone and number of seats.

Good for the 9.12ers for hanging onto Newt, even if they lost out on a Newt showdown with former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman Jr. to the Institute of Politics.

By the way, haven't those people at Saint Anselm College ever heard the line from the Bible: "Thou Shalt Not Steal?"

The monks may not see it that way, but, plain and simply, the 9.12ers dreamed up this program, initiated it and, at the end of the day, had their pockets picked on hosting of the Huntsman-Gingrich debate.

For future reference of presidential campaigns: Windham High has a comfy, state-of-the-art theater seating several hundred people. It is five minutes from Interstate 93 and 20 minutes closer to the Boston television stations than the college in Goffstown that likes to claim it is in Manchester.

Windham High could probably beat the Hawks at football, too.

The Gingrich?

With the primary campaign colliding with Christmas, former House speaker Newt Gingrich's campaign has scheduled a campaign Christmas party later this week in Manchester.

Does that make him the Gingrich who stole Christmas?

Is anyone listening?

Former Louisiana Gov. Buddy Roemer this week brings his message of political reform to Salem and Londonderry.

On Tuesday, he participates in a Greater Salem Chamber of Commerce "Meet and Greet," slated for 11 a.m. at MHF Design Consultants, 44 Stiles Road in Salem.

On Wednesday, Roemer has a date to speak to the Londonderry Rotarians.

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