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New Hampshire Primaries TonightTim King Salem-News.com
On the right side of the aisle, the campaign's only military veteran, former Vietnam POW John McCain, is seen as the likely winner of the New Hampshire event. Democrats appear to favor Obama.
(SALEM, Ore.) - The spotlight is on the New England state of New Hampshire where political heat is matched by unseasonably warm weather today. Voter turnout is expected to be high as the state holds its much anticipated primary election tonight.
Democratic and Republican candidates are fighting state by state for delegates to this year's party conventions, as the nation prepares to elect a new leader at what many call a crucial time in our national history.
For the first time ever, Democrats are likely to elect either a black man or a white woman to the oval office. John Edwards' numbers have not fallen significantly overall, but the race still seems to be between between Barack and Hillary, and for Hillary things aren't looking so good.
In fact, the British press reports that Hillary Clinton's hopes of winning the White House continued to unravel today, her camp privately conceding the end of what Clinton insiders refer to "Plan A" as they re-gear to move to "Plan B".
Her alternate plan reportedly is an all-or-nothing fight for the six biggest US states - Florida, California, Illinois, Ohio, Texas and New York. If Clinton could secure a victory in each of those states she would still receive the Democratic nomination.
On the right side of the aisle, one of the campaign's only military veterans, former Vietnam POW John McCain, is seen as the likely winner of the New Hampshire event. He has drawn support from many of the state's Republicans and also from New Hampshire's Union Leader.
They stated: "For one, he listens. If you asked him a question, he definitely answered it, even if it was hostile, and he probably addressed you by name when doing it. You also will have noticed that he is respectful of those who disagree with him, yet does not back down when challenged. Those qualities will serve him well in the White House."
Boston.com says that in recent New Hampshire polls, Senator John McCain of Arizona has been locked in a three-way race with former NY Mayor Rudy Giuliani and former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney. They have all set up exploratory committees to raise and spend money in early primary voting states like New Hampshire.
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