Democrat Mindi Messmer, a candidate for the seat to represent the 1st Congressional District, gives her post-debate reaction.Read More
Between the various political affiliations there are approximately 20 candidates running for the seat, 11 of whom are Democrats. To use the Democrats’ own vernacular when describing a crowded political race, the Democratic field is truly a “clown car,” featuring an eclectic group of candidates. In relating what a clown car is, CNN commentator Dana Milbank had a cute way of describing it during the last presidential run - “the absurdity ... There are far too many candidates (so many that there are concerns they won’t all fit on a debate stage), and to gain attention they are juggling, tooting horns and blowing slide whistles like so many painted performers emerging from a clown car.”Read More
The First District Democratic Congressional candidates have a dilemma. The New Hampshire Democratic Party (NHDP) offers them access to its voter database, Votebuilder by NGP VAN, which has a reputation for accurate, up-to-date data. But it comes at a price many can’t afford: $37,500, payable in monthly installments.