Saturday, October 30, 2010

Haley Barbour campaigns with John Stephen Video

Mississippi's Republican Governor Haley Barbour has made at least two trips to New Hampshire to campaign alongside GOP gubernatorial candidate John Steven. Barbour may have another reason for traveling to the Granite State. He may be considering a run for president in 2012.

NH Watchdog captured the following videos of a speech Barbour delivered in September of 2010:

Poll: Dems split over handing Obama '12 nomination

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Haley Barber, Bob McDonnell Rally With John Stephen 10/28/2010

Mitt Romney won't be the only potential 2012 presidential candidate to visit New Hampshire this week. Mississippi Governor Haley Barbour and Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell will attend a rally for John Stephen for Governor on Thursday - October 28, 2010. That's one day before Romney's latest trip to Granite State, where he will also campaign on behalf of Stephen. Looks like the battle to lock down key 2012 endorsements in already underway!

Here are the details for Thursday's Rally, as posted on the Republican Party of New Hampshire website:

John Stephen for Governor Rally with Haley Barbour and Bob McDonnell:

The Republican Governor's Association "Remember November Tour" Comes to New Hampshire! Mississippi Governor Haley Barbour & Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell will join us for a Get Out The Vote RALLY! John Stephen for Governor This is a FREE Event! ALL GOP CAMPAIGNS are Encouraged to Participate! Sign Distribution-Poll Workers Sign Up Let's Coordinate for Election Day!


Derryfield Country Club Restaurant
625 Mammoth Road
Manchester, NH


Stephen Team

Schedule for Mitt Romney John Stephen rally 10/29/2010

Mitt Romney will be back in New Hampshire for a rally with GOP gubernatorial candidate John Stephen this Friday - October 29, 2010. It's the fourth time he has visited the Granite State since August. The visits are just another sign that Romney is laying the groundwork for a second White House run in 2012.

Here are the details the complete event schedule, as posted on the Republican Party of New Hampshire website:

John Stephen for Governor Rally with Mitt Romney:

9:45 am

Governor Mitt Romney join us this week! John Stephen for Governor RALLY UP! This is a FREE Event! RSVP by Phone: (603) 634-4372 Or email: Please specify "Salem Rally" in the subject line of your email. This is it folks - we're almost there! Please join us as we head into the home stretch to Victory!


Tuscan Kitchen Restaurant
67 Main Street
Salem, NH


Stephen Team

John McCain won't endorse Sarah Palin... yet

Earlier today, John McCain told CBS News that Sarah Palin would make a great presidential candidate in 2012. He also said that he is not ready to endorse Palin just yet, which makes sense given that his former running mate has yet to even declare her candidacy. The move suggests that John McCain will be active on the campaign trail in New Hampshire in 2012, even though he won't be running for president. McCain's endorsement could give Palin a much needed boost in the Granite State, given that he won key primary contests here in 2000 and 2008.

Monday, October 18, 2010

Video of Barack Obama Deval Patrick Rally in Boston

President Barack Obama and Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick rallied with a crowd of around 15,000 supporters on Saturday, October 16, 2010. The president will likely be the only Democrat running in the 2012 primary election.

Watch complete video of Obama's speech below:

Bobby Jindal: Louisiana Governor Will Not Run For President in 2012

Bobby Jindal was in New Hampshire last week to campaign on behalf of John Steven, the Republican candidate for governor. Jindal told reporters that he will not run for president in 2012, according to Fosters Daily Democrat. The announcement came during a campaign stop at Salient Technologies in Portsmouth. 

A number of high profile Republicans have visited New Hampshire to campaign on behalf of GOP candidates running in this year's mid-term elections, including Minnesota governor Tim Pawlenty and Mississippi Governor Haley Barbour. However, Jindal was not alone is using his visit to the Granite State to quash rumors about a possible presidential run in 2012. Earlier this month, Senator John McCain made similar announcement while campaigning of GOP Senate candidate Kelly Ayotte. 

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Obama rally in Boston on Saturday October 16, 2010 - Details and schedule

President Barack Obama will be in Boston on Saturday - October 16, 2010. Musician James Taylor is slated to play at the event, which NECN describes as a rally for Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick. Patrick, a Democrat, is a longtime friend and ally of Obama. 

Where: John B. Hynes Veterans Memorial Convention Center, located at 900 Boylston Street in Boston, MA. 

When: Doors open at 12:00 PM on Saturday - October 16, 2010. Plan to arrive several hours ahead of time and expect a long wait. 

The event is open to the public. Click here to RSVP

Obama will return to New England for a visit to Rhode Island, where he will campaign on behalf of Democratic Congressional candidate David Cicilline. No word yet on whether Obama plans to visit New Hampshire before Election Day. 

A Deval win would help to reaffirming Obama's standing in the Bay State. The President campaigned for Democrat Martha Coakley here shortly before surprising defeat by Republican Scott Brown. The results of that election led many to question Obama's ability to motivate the same base of supporters that helped him win in 2008.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Schedule for Bobby Jindal's New Hampshire Visit on October 14, 2010

Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal will visit New Hampshire next Thursday - October 14, 2010. Jindal is viewed by many as potential 2012 presidential candidate. Jindal's political ambitions suffered a serious blow after he botched his much anticipated response to President Obama's State of the Union Address back in 2009. Since then, Jindal's strong response to the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico has won him fans on both sides of the aisle.

While in the Granite State, Jindal will attend two fundraising events for GOP gubernatorial candidate John Stephen:

3:00 PM - Private Reception, Cost: $500 per person

3:30 PM to 4:30 PM - Reception with Governor Jindal, Cost: $250 per person

Location: Both events will be held at the 100 Club, located at 100 Market St, Suite 500 in Portsmouth, NH.

Register and pre-pay online:

John Stephen for Governor | Reception in Portsmouth with Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal | Fundraisers

Monday, October 4, 2010

Is Donald Trump Running for President in 2012?

A mysterious poll in New Hampshire is renewing speculation that Donald Trump may one day run for president. Voters here have reported participating in a poll asking questions about Trump and the 2012 election, according to CNN. Trump says he knows nothing about the poll and has not considered running for the White House in 2012.

Sunday, October 3, 2010

John McCain Kelly Ayotte Climate Change Video Featured on

A video I recorded of John McCain and Kelly Ayotte discussing climate change and energy policy at a March 2010 campaign rally in Nashua, NH has been featured in a article on The piece is also posted on the Wonk Room. The article analyzes McCain's shift from a moderate position on climate change to a "climate conspiracy theorist".

Here is the original video:

Video of John McCain Campaigning for Kelly Ayotte

John McCain was in New Hampshire yesterday to campaign on behalf of Kelly Ayotte. During the visit, McCain said he would not run for president again in 2012.

Video of John McCain's speech in New Hampshire on October 2, 2010.