Last Pitches for 2012 Primary Campaign


NASHUA, N.H. (Jan. 9, 2012) — In the countdown to Primary Day, theRepublican candidates are racing around the state making their final cases to voters. WATD’s Jared Kraham has the details.

Candidates have crammed their schedules with events in the final hours tick by before New Hampshire chooses its presidential nominee tomorrow.

At a chamber of commerce breakfast in Nashua, front-runner Mitt Romney continued his attacks on President Obama’s handling of the economic crisis.

“I don’t blame the President for the downturn. He didn’t cause it, but he made it worse and made it last longer.”(former Massachussetts Gov. Mitt Romney)

Former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman, who has seen a boost to third in most recent polls, spent today visiting diners and cafes around the state.

Newt Gingrich has scheduled three town hall meetings. He’ll end the day by watching the LSU-Alabama college football championship game tonight at a bar in Concord.

Missing from New Hampshire is Texas Governor Rick Perry, who has skipped campaigning in the state. Instead, he’s focusing on the South Carolina primary on Jan. 21.

In Nashua, Rick Santorum summed up the day and the experience in a way that applied to all the candidates.

“In some respects you have five days to run a campaign here in New Hampshire. And, we didn’t have the resources to go up on broadcast television. But we’re going to continue to work hard through New Hampshire and on.” (Former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum)

In Nashua, N.H. — Jared Kraham — WATD News.

(Jared Kraham, a junior political science and broadcast journalism dual major at Syracuse University, is covering the New Hampshire primary forWATD Radio.)



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