Politics - Primary Game

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Feb 8, 2016 2:48 PM

For the Clintons, NH is state of 2nd chances

MANCHESTER (AP) — It's their Everest. Their firewall. Their lifeboat in a frozen Atlantic. They are the Clintons. It is New...
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Feb 5, 2016 1:30 PM

Diplomats from 7 countries learning about NH primary

MANCHESTER (AP) — Diplomats from around the world are spending several days in New Hampshire attending rallies, campaign briefings and political party...
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Aug 14, 2015 4:25 PM

All of the above

Congratulations! You have identified many of the major components required to operate a successful campaign in New Hampshire. Best of...
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Aug 14, 2015 4:21 PM

Buy ice-cream, burgers, BBQ and sample every known specialty at NH's diners and small businesses as you shake thousands of hands while surrounded by a media scrum just waiting for you to dribble something down your shirt

New Hampshire is known for what's called retail politics. That means being willing to meet and talk directly with voters about...
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Aug 14, 2015 4:12 PM

Data analysis of voters

The ability to crunch large quantities of data and to analyze the results provides a new tool in the campaign quiver. President...
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Aug 13, 2015 1:38 PM

Get-out-the-vote efforts

Get out the vote efforts, often abbreviated as GOTV, typically require a group of dedicated volunteers who are willing to make phone...
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Aug 13, 2015 1:30 PM

Social media

Social media has emerged as a new force in politics. Among other things, it helps candidates reach voters without having to...
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Aug 13, 2015 1:11 PM

A website

This is a no-brainer. But claim your domain name early so someone else doesn't take it. In fact, you probably want...
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Aug 13, 2015 12:59 PM

Don't invest in TV commercials in NH

No candidate has won the NH primary since 1968 without TV ads on the air. In addition to informing voters, the ads...
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Aug 13, 2015 12:58 PM

Which of these other campaign components will you invest in?

Television advertising isn't enough these days -- especially given that only 44 percent of people ages 14-24 watch TV on a television,...
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Aug 13, 2015 12:53 PM

Create TV commercials and buy airtime on WMUR

OK, this is a trick question! Even though, the NH primary is known for letting lesser-known candidates make their case to...
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Aug 13, 2015 12:48 PM

Create TV commercials and buy airtime on WBIN

Good choice! Even though, the NH primary is known for letting lesser-known candidates make their case to voters, some media spending...
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Aug 13, 2015 12:42 PM

If you are running for president, will you advertise on TV in NH?

1) Create TV commercials and buy time to run them on WBIN 2) Create TV commericals and buy time to...
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Aug 8, 2015 12:01 PM

Get elected as vice-president

Thirteen of our former presidents served as vice-president of the United State before becoming president. This makes it the third most common...
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Aug 9, 2015 3:22 PM

You wait until you win your party's nomination to run in the general election before focusing on fundraising

Sorry, the bulk of all the fundraising that is done to elect a president is done during the primary season -- not...
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Aug 9, 2015 3:17 PM

You raise $700 million or more

In 2008 and in 2012, Barack Obama raised more than $700 million in his run for election and then re-election to the...
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Aug 9, 2015 3:12 PM

You raise $350 million

This is a respectable sum and in the recent past would have more than sufficed for a run for the highest office....
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Aug 9, 2015 2:52 PM

You raise $2.8 million

By one calculation, this is roughly what Abraham Lincoln raised for his successful run for the presidency if you look at it...
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Aug 8, 2015 2:01 PM

Running for president costs money. How much do you think you can raise?

To run for president, you will need campaign organizers and advertising in the states where you campaign. How much do you think...
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Aug 8, 2015 1:57 PM

Skip the NH primary and focus on other important primary states with more voters

Go ahead and try your strategy of skipping NH -- other primary candidates have. But none of them -- save one --...