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  • The New Hampshire primary is much different from the Iowa caucuses and here are a few things you can expect.  New Hampshire is a better predictor of the eventual Republican nominee than the Democrat nominee.  Since 1976 New Hampshire has chosen the Republican nominee 5 times out of 7.  Democrats in New Hampshire have only chosen their nominee once, Jimmie Carter. While the religious right can win in Iowa, they don’t win in New Hampshire.  According to fivethirtyeight.com Donald Trump has a 70% chance of winning the New Hampshire primary.  Bernie Sanders has been leading in New Hampshire since November making it very likely he will win although he is no favorite son.  See more of what to expect on Tuesday in New Hampshire here. 

  • Why does Marco Rubio continue to repeat himself?  It’s bordering on bizarre.

  • Randy Forbes announced on Facebook today that he will move to the neighboring 2nd district to run for Congress.  More here. 

  • Clinton and Sanders tied in the latest Reuters/Ipsos national poll. In a poll taken after the Iowa caucus Hillary had 48% of Democrat support while Bernie had 45%, virtually tied.  Details here. 

  • Trump’s lead in New Hampshire continues to grow.  In the latest CNN/WMUR poll Trump is at 33%, five more than just a few days ago.  His nearest competitor, Marco Rubio, lags behind at 16%, Ted Cruz is at 14% and John Kasich who has campaigned more in New Hampshire than any other candidate (99 town hall meetings as of Friday) has a mere 11%.  In the latest Monmouth poll Trump has 30% , Kasich 14%, Rubio and Bush at 13% and Cruz at 12%.  The realclearpolitics.com average of all the New Hampshire polls here. 

  • BIG ENDORSEMENT FOR CYNTHIA DUNBAR.  The candidate for RNC National Committeewoman today received support from Ron Paul in an email sent out to his Virginia supporters.  If you’re running for an office elected at a statewide convention, getting this kind of endorsement is a huge boost.  Dr. Paul’s email is below:

    My Fellow lovers of liberty, 

    I have spent my life fighting for Liberty. In this day and age of meaningless political rhetoric, true leaders are hard to find. It is for both of these reasons that I place my full support behind Cynthia Dunbar. 

    I do not give my endorsement freely. Cynthia has earned my respect and support. She has shown herself to be a true lover of Liberty, as well as a fearless leader. She, like I, is not afraid to stand alone to do what is right. 

    I am encouraging all liberty loving patriots to actively support Cynthia Dunbar. Please make sure you timely file to be a delegate to the State Convention which will be in Harrisonburg, VA on April 30th. If you do not know when your filing deadline is for your county, please contact info@cynthianolanddunbar.com. It is important that we work together to elect Cynthia Dunbar as National Committeewoman. She will be a strong voice  to restore our nation. 

    Keeping the fight, 

    Dr. Ron Paul

  • The Virginia State Board of Elections has agreed to RPV’s request to rescind the ballot pledge.  As requested by the Republican Party of Virginia, the State Board of Elections has agreed to remove the Republican loyalty pledge from the primary ballot on March 1st.  According to John Findlay, Executive Director of RPV, any absentee ballots already submitted will be counted, including those submitted without the pledge.

    RPV issued this statement,

    “With the conversation about the Statement of Affiliation behind us, we can fully turn our attention to the pressing matter at hand: the March 1 GOP Primary,” said RPV Chairman John Whitbeck. “RPV is pleased that the State Board of Elections voted to rescind the Statement of Affiliation and we look forward to record turnout and tremendous enthusiasm for our candidates come Super Tuesday.”

    More here and here.

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