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discern who they should vote for. first is the presidential race. in every single debate you saw , that the topics of donald trump and hillary clinton is something that is brought up again and again and again. again, these candidates, it has been hard to walk that line. maggie hassan, the democratic governor, has messed up on national tv on answering the question if hillary clinton is trustworthy. kelly ayotte has been a national storyline in terms of how she is trying to thread the needle. before she was going to support donald trump, but not endorse him, she would vote for him because he is not clinton and then a few weeks ago after the access hollywood tape, she said she is no longer going to vote in donald trump, but write
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mike pence. the other thing is some people, new hampshire is in the midst of a drug prices. -- drug crisis. an opioid epidemic. both of them have talked about the issue, showing they are knowledgeable about it, they are deeply engaged. for voters, i am not sure it's an indication of what they are supposed to do about it. there is not a disagreement philosophically on how they will address the problem, it is just can they talk about it? the third part has been this idea of who is more bipartisan. new hampshire is a state where independent voters outnumber those who are republican or democrat. both are making their final closing argument they can be a worker across the lines, or be a check against the president, if it is hillary clinton or donald trump. >> kelly ayotte has become a case study in how you can distance yourself from an unpopular candidate, donald
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trump, and yet try to maintain the trump voter in her base. how has she been doing? james: in some cases, there are good and bad weeks. it is rocky. it is difficult. no doubt about it. what we thought was going to be the most significant moment in the campaign was the moment when she officially divorced donald trump. you would say is there going to , be backlash? can she grab an opportunity among independent voters who are not with donald trump? the polling gave us a clear answer, which is that it did not make a difference whatsoever. she maintained the exact same position among republicans, including among republican men, which is the best demographic for donald trump in the state. she did not gain much among independents for it either. nothing that happens in this race has seemed to move the needle. at the end of the day, this may be a matter of the best ground
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game. >> bottom line, when the results are coming in tuesday night, what part of the state will you be looking at to determine who is going to win? james: i think a lot of people will be looking at partisan turnout. if you are kelly ayotte, you need a big republican turnout in the southern portion of the state along the massachusetts border. that is the biggest republican areas. if you're maggie hassan, you need a turnout along the seacoast, portsmouth, near maine, and the college town of durham. you need to do really well to drive out the base in those areas. it may come down to kelly ayotte's hometown of nashua. it is the second-largest city in the state, and the swingingest city in the state. a lot of independent voters there have a black hole politically on who votes from one year to the next, but that really could be the city that is decisive. >> have newspaper endorsements made a difference?
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james: of course they are waning in, like everywhere else, but it has been a mixed bag. kelly ayotte has been getting some of the liberal papers endorsing her, saying she is a moderate voice. democrats would contest that. the other papers have been endorsing maggie hassan. it has been an even split. >> we will look for your reporting online. boston james pindell is a political reporter. thanks for being with us. ♪ ben is my older brother. he is so funny and smart, and my best friend. all families have challenges, and my mom instilled in us early on, the importance of finding solutions to the challenges, and working hard with your community to get things done. she made it possible for ben and meet on the family just like any other.that's part
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of the reason she got involved in public service, because that's was in her heart. >> i'm maggie hassan, and i approve this message. >> it goes by so fast. >> one day you are a kid, and the next you are raising your a little girl. >> growing up, i watched my mom worked so hard. through challenges and struggles, she made my life better. she is my inspiration, whether strengthening social security or medicare, protecting the environment, or making college more affordable, she taught me that with hard work -- >> you can do anything. > anything. >> my mom taught me that, too. >> i'm kelly ayotte and i have proof that meant -- message. >> months of the grading and insults, and kelly ayotte calls donald trump a role model. now she says the opposite. what else has can't -- kelly ayotte done to get reelected? she voted with the koch brothers 90% of the time, and corporate special interests spend millions to reelect her.
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kelly ayotte, doing what's right for herself is wrong for new hampshire. >> i maggie hassan, and i approve this message. >> an investigation into hillary clinton is back on. >> the fbi is reopening the case afternoon e-mails are discovered. >> hillary clinton's campaign is fighting a political firestorm. >> do you think she's honest and trustworthy? >> i support hillary clinton for the presidency. >> it's a real bombshell. >> reopening an investigation that was closed, pertinent to this election. >> but do you think she's trustworthy? ♪ >> i'm maggie hassan. have sure has a very clear choice. do we keep going with a senator who repeatedly votes with corporate special interests, or a new senator who sides with the people of new hampshire? my focus has always been creating opportunity for working families, making college and job training more affordable, lowering prescription drug
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costs, and always protecting a woman's right to make her own health care decisions.these are my priorities. why i approve this message, and why i respectfully ask for your vote. ♪ >> maggie hassan supports the health care law that is hurting new hampshire families. >> costs>> have gone up 47%. >> we are paying more out-of-pocket than ever. >> it has left me uninsured and unable to afford insurance. >> maggie hassan can't stand up to her party. she supports the broken health care law that even bill clinton called the craziest thing in the world. >> kelly will look at the facts and do the right thing to make health care more affordable. >> i trust kelly to put new hampshire first. >> i'm kelly ayotte and i approve this message. >> as the nation olexander president on tuesday, will america have its first foreign-born first lady since louise adams, or will we have a former president as first gentleman? learn more about the influence of america's presidential spouses, from c-span's "first ladies."
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now available in paperback, the book gives insight into the lives of every first lady in american history. this is a companion to c-span's well-regarded biography series, featuring interviews with the nation's leading first interview historians. each chapter features biographies of 45 presidential spouses, and archival photos from their lives. in paperback, is now available at your favorite bookseller, and also as an e-book. >> donald trump held a campaign rally in orlando, florida. he talked about raising residential poll numbers, repeatedly affordable care act, -- repealing the affordable care act, and immigration policy. ♪ >> ♪ i gladly stand up next to you and defend her still today there ain't no doubt i love this land god bless the usa
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and i'm proud to be an american where at least i know i'm free and i won't forget the men who died who gave that life to me and i gladly stand up next to you and defend her still today there ain't no doubt i love this land god bless the usa ♪ mr. trump: thank you, everybody. thank you. wow. [chanting "usa"] mr. trump: these crowds are terrific. thank you very much. in six days, we are going to win the great state of florida. and we are going to win back the white house. that will happen.
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but you have to get out there, you have to vote. you don't want to blow it. we have worked very hard, all of us. it is very historic what's happening. i would like to begin today by saying thank you to all of you for joining me. this has been an incredible journey and we have all done it together. we are almost at the end. [applause] mr. trump: but we are really at the end of the beginning, if you think about it. the end of the beginning. our magnificent historic movement has surprised the world, defied expectations at every single turn. and now, next tuesday, we will have one last glorious surprise for the pundits, the politicians, and the special interests when we win and we return the power back to the people. [applause]