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GOP rivals make final appeals in New Hampshire

Republicans on Monday hunted for undecided voters, tossed snowballs for the cameras, and made last-minute digs at their rivals.

A N.H. city that’s notably good at picking winners

Since 2000, the results in Laconia have almost perfectly reflected the statewide vote in the primaries for both parties.

Clinton gets real, Sanders stays on message

Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders seemed to reverse roles as they made their final pitches to N.H. voters.

Kasich appeals to independent voters in N.H. push

More than 40 percent of the state’s voters are not registered with a party, and John Kasich is looking to break from the pack.

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GOP hopefuls build on, recover from Saturday debate

Sunday’s campaign events featured large crowds and candidates who were pointed in their criticism of their rivals.

// Bush TV ad spending in N.H. hasn’t paid off in polls

The numbers reflect one of the lessons of the 2016 primary: that bankrolling huge advertising buys has become less important than media coverage.

// Breaking down the N.H. primary campaign ads

Since the beginning of the month, 2,607 political ads have aired in the New Hampshire market, which includes Boston.

The week in politics and issues
John Doherty (left), along with his daughter Aleah, 6, had their picture taken with Boston Mayor Marty Walsh.

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John Doherty (left), along with his daughter Aleah, 6, had their picture taken with Boston Mayor Marty Walsh.

In N.H., Massachusetts Democrats stage a proxy battle

The Bay State party’s elected heavyweights are looking to enhance their reputations by helping their chosen candidate. By Jim O’Sullivan

Primary memories

// New Hampshire ingenuity and Yankee thrift saved the day for Gary Hart in ‘84

US Senator Jeanne Shaheen recalls the do-it-yourself effort that helped get out campaign literature when the national headquarters ran out of money.

The view from Iowa

// Five lessons from the Iowa caucuses

Ted Cruz’s Iowa win offers some lessons on the value of retail campaigning and the power of the evangelical vote.

Good Week, Bad Week

// Iowa GOP gives Cruz a caucus to remember; A smaller field emerges

Donald Trump was leading the polls in Iowa, but on caucus night, it was Ted Cruz who came away with the first-place win.

How much can the Iowa results tell us about what might happen in the N.H. primary?

For many years, the kickoff states have operated quite independently from each other.

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Recent work from Boston Globe political reporters.


Ground Game

Ground Game

// In GOP debate, it’s a different Donald Trump

Trump’s tactic of mostly staying out of the fray is an indication that he may have evolved as a politician.

Candidate interviews


// Candidate conversations

The Globe’s James Pindell sits down with presidential candidates and hopefuls to discuss the race.

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The latest coverage of the New Hampshire primary from the Boston Globe.

LIVE Political Happy Hour

// Watch: Political Happy Hour with Stephen Lynch

Political reporter Joshua Miller interviewed Representative Stephen Lynch.

Democratic endorsement tracker


//[1].jpg Tracking the N.H. endorsements of the Democratic candidates

Dozens of New Hampshire Democrats have rallied to support former US secretary of state Hillary Rodham Clinton’s second presidential bid.

Republican endorsement tracker


// Tracking the N.H. endorsements of the GOP candidates

Chris Christie, John Kasich, Jeb Bush, and Ted Cruz have picked up the most support from top party activists in the Granite State so far.

Divided Nation

Divided Nation

// Suspicion of US government reaches a new level in Texas

The conflict about the Jade Helm 15 exercise illustrates some of the most confounding political divisions in the country.

Power Lines

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// The Business of Influence

A series examining the ways industry, lobbyists, and academia influence government decision-making, from the Globe’s Washington bureau.

Coverage of Thomas Menino


Globe coverage of former Mayor Thomas Menino’s life and legacy.

Joshua Miller

Joshua Miller covers politics for the Globe. A Massachusetts native and graduate of Bowdoin College, Miller worked in Washington, D.C., before joining the paper in 2013.

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Recent work from Evan Horowitz, the Globe's policy writer.


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