NH Democrats Eager for Action

Local Democrats, with no real contest for their party's primary, rally faithful.

A caravan of high-profile Democrats sweeps through New Hampshire this week to rally forces behind President Obama. 

After months of watching the Republican candidates fight one another–sometimes watching with a tad of glee–local Democrats are readying to get off the sidelines.

"As a Democrat, I'm pleased to see the Republicans mixing it up," said Jim Splaine, a former state lawmaker who will be holding a sign outside polls in his hometown Portsmouth on Primary Day. "They aren't making for happy campers in Iowa. I can't say how in good conscience and straight face that any of them can support any of the others no matter who wins the Republican nomination."

Tonight, Obama For America-NH will host a phone bank in Manchester to reach out to supporters. Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Ryback, vice chairman of the Democratic National Committee, will be at OFA-NH headquarters in Manchester to "highlight the impact of Obama's middle class tax cut in New Hampshire," according to the campaign.

Though Obama does not have any serious opposition on the Democratic side of the New Hampshire Primary, Democrats are still mustering a get-out-the-vote effort.

Gary Patton, a Hampton Democrat and Patch blogger, is among those rallying his party members to vote. Patton emailed fellow Democrats, "It is up to us as Democrat to make sure that our support for Obama rings loud and clear by voting for him in the New Hampshire Primary on Tuesday, Jan. 10.

According to the Secretary of State's Office, undeclared voters remain the largest voting bloc in New Hampshire. Here's the breakout, as of the Dec. 14 checklist:

Undeclared Voters                       312,621 Republican Voters          231,611 Democratic Voters          223,151 Total:          767,383

Democrats, as in the Ryback surrogate campaigning tonight, are facing the question that arises every four years by the opposing party: "Are you better off than four years ago?"

Paul Mercury March 08, 2012 at 06:48 AM
@ Liar Lie Lie More lies from the big fat Republican liar. Did you read your own post? Nothing about President Obama in it. Lies are all I ever see from the deranged Obama haters. http://soundcloud.com/mike-in-raleigh/obama-derangement-syndrome
Seamus Carty March 08, 2012 at 12:04 PM
Unemployment has been higher every month under Obama than it was in 8 years with Bush. America is not doing better...
LJoel Hackbart March 08, 2012 at 04:31 PM
What a stupid comment. Bush left President Obama with an economy that was shedding 750,000 jobs a day and the worst recession since the great depression. Recovery is always slower than than economic free fall. Saying America is douing better under Obama is one of the great understatements ever.
Hilltopper March 08, 2012 at 05:03 PM
LJH- Gallup Economy (Today) PRINCETON, NJ -- U.S. unemployment, as measured by Gallup without seasonal adjustment, increased to 9.1% in February from 8.6% in January and 8.5% in December.
LJoel Hackbart March 09, 2012 at 03:38 PM
You cherry picked a misleading study. Your not fooling me one bit. The most recent unemployment rate is 8.3%, dropping for the fifth straight month. When the Febuary job report is released it will also show solid growth. This is the twenty-fourth straight month of job growth. I was once taught, deliberately misleading and lying are one and the same www.barackobama.com/news/entry/23-months-of-job-growth www.wgrz.com/news/article/153837/37/Unemployment-Rate...


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