Uncategorized | 12:00 am | January 15, 2008 | By Thomas Kaplan

Neither cold nor crowds can impede the campaign trail

By Thomas Kaplan/Staff Reporter HAMPTON, N.H. — As Keri Lucas, a 32-year-old schoolteacher from Nottingham, N.H., trudged through the snow outside Winnacunnet High School here last Sunday night, she could barely contain her excitement. Lucas and her boyfriend’s mother, Judy Barsosky, 66, another schoolteacher, drove for close to an hour for the privilege of standing »

Uncategorized | 1:18 pm | January 10, 2008 | By Nniarchos

Despite the hype, Paul draws just 8 percent in New Hampshire

NASHUA, N.H., 12:38 p.m. — Excitement is growing over a candidate who once didn’t seem to have an ice cube’s hope in hell of getting a vote in New Hampshire. “A saying that a lot of Ron Paul supporters have,” says Pennsylvanian Ron Paul campaigner Jim McDaniel, “is that ‘Dr. Paul cured my apathy.’” Paul’s »

Uncategorized | 11:47 am | January 10, 2008 | By Nniarchos

For New Hampshire fourth graders, it’s voting booths over Game Boys

NASHUA, N.H., 11:42 a.m. — Typically, fourth graders are more interested in their Game Boys than the world of politics, but here in New Hampshire, even the young’uns get a chance to vote. Virginia Drew, the Director of the Visitor’s Center at the Concord statehouse for more than twelve years, has pioneered a voting scheme »

Uncategorized | 12:03 am | January 10, 2008 | By Thomas Kaplan

Not a good day to be a pollster — or a journalist

NEW HAVEN, Conn., 11:22 p.m. — In an interview with the pollster John Zogby, the comedian Jon Stewart is discussing on “The Daily Show” the failure of the polls in New Hampshire. Zogby said the polls were proven wrong because so many voters did not decide for whom to vote until election day. Stewart asked »