Following Iowa Visit, Warren Heads to New Hampshire This Weekend Following Iowa Visit, Warren Heads to New Hampshire This Weekend – NTK Network

Following Iowa Visit, Warren Heads to New Hampshire This Weekend

The Massachusetts senator will be looking for a warm welcome in neighboring New Hampshire, but she’ll be competing for support with the state’s other neighbor: Bernie Sanders.

By NTK Staff | 01.10.2019 @9:48am
Following Iowa Visit, Warren Heads to New Hampshire This Weekend

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) is wasting no time hitting the early-voting states in the Democratic presidential primary calendar, and to that end, she is heading to New Hampshire this weekend to meet with Democratic leaders and voters, according to WMUR’s John DiStaso.

Warren’s presidential exploratory committee announced Wednesday that she is heading to New Hampshire in February for an annual fundraiser, the McIntyre-Shaheen 100 Club Dinner. But she won’t actually wait until February to head to the Granite State:

She’ll arrive on Saturday for two events, a public organizing rally at Manchester Community College and a by-invitation-only house party hosted by former state Senate President Sylvia Larsen in Concord. At the party, Warren will get a chance to speak one-on-one with influential state Democrats as she begins to build what she hopes will be a broad spectrum of support for her bid.

Larsen, who served 20 years as a state senator before retiring in 2014, told New Hampshire Primary Source that her decision to host does not mean that she is endorsing her at this time. The former six-term Senate Democratic Leader and two-term Senate president said that she remains deeply interested in Democratic politics and the presidential primary.

As a senator from Massachusetts, Warren’s proximity to New Hampshire should benefit her among the state’s Democrats.

In fact, there is a history of New England Democrats faring particularly well in the New Hampshire primary. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) shocked the political world by defeating Hillary Clinton there in 2016. Then-Sen. John Kerry triumphed in New Hampshire in 2004, as did Massachusetts Sen. Paul Tsongas in 1992, and Massachusetts Gov. Michael Dukakis in 1988.

But if Sanders decides to run again in 2020, Warren could find herself competing with an already-established political machine in New Hampshire.

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