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New Hampshire

October 15, 2012

Close NH races to attract more voters

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“I think he has to do a good job. He’s got an advantage with the way foreign policy is heading, with the loss of the ambassador and the three servicepeople. If he hits Obama hard on foreign policy, Romney can turn this around,” Sedensky said.

Major speculates the tight races — he can’t recall an election like this one — only provide excitement for those who follow politics.

“The vast majority of people get tuned out by all these ads. They’re negative, negative, negative. We ought to be talking about the issues,” Major said.

It’s the process, not the candidates, he said.

“Everybody is in there to do something for their state, country or community,” Major said.

Office holders need to be able to negotiate and compromise “so everybody comes away with a little bit,” Major said.

New Hampshire remains one of a dozen tossup battleground states in the contest between Romney and Obama. Obama is due back in the state Thursday for a campaign stop in Manchester.

National political figures also continue to campaign in New Hampshire to boost the chances of state candidates. Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida is slated to be at a Lamontagne fundraiser today in Seabrook.

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