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NH newspapers political leanings
« on: October 31, 2011, 06:51:20 pm »

The largest NH focused, daily newspapers
Union Leader (very Republican, conservative or libertarian on most issues) (statewide) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_Hampshire_Union_Leader
Nashua Telegraph (moderate though leans Democrat) (Nashua area) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Telegraph_%28Nashua%29 http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/
Concord Monitor (very Democrat, progressive on most issues) (Concord area) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Concord_Monitor http://www.concordmonitor.com/
Foster's Daily Democrat (leans Republican, usually supports status quo instead of libertarian reforms) (Rochester, Dover Portsmouth areas) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Foster's_Daily_Democrat http://fosters.com/

Here is a list of paper ranks by several years old circulation numbers.  Not all of the papers listed currently exist.  The list includes weekly papers.
http://www.mondotimes.com/newspapers/usa/newhampshire-newspaper-circulation.html

Here is a wicked cool listing of selected NH newspapers with social media links.
http://www.usnpl.com/nhnews.php

Some of the 2010 endorsements made by newspapers.
NH newspaper endorsements offer some surprises
by Paul Briand
November 1, 2010
Manchester Democrat Examiner

2010 U.S. Senate Endorsements
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Republican Kelly Ayotte:
Foster's Daily Democrat
Eagle-Tribune
Union Leader
Nashua Telegraph
Democrat Paul Hodes:
Concord Monitor
Keene Sentinel
None of the above:
The Portsmouth Herald

2010 Governor
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Democrat John Lynch:
Foster's Daily Democrat/Laconia Citizen
Concord Monitor
Keene Sentinel
Portsmouth Herald
Eagle-Tribune
Nashua Telegraph
Republican John Stephen:
Union Leader

2010 U.S. House, 1st District
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Republican Frank Guinta:
Foster's Daily Democrat
Eagle-Tribune
Democrat Carol Shea-Porter:
Concord Monitor
Portsmouth Herald

2010 U.S. House, 2nd District
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Republican Charlie Bass:
Eagle-Tribune
Nashua Telegraph (with an asterick, it said)
Union Leader
Democrat Ann McLane Kuster:
Keene Sentinel
Concord Monitor


2012 New Hampshire Republican Primary Endorsements
I tried to list the newspaper in order of approximate readership.  The statewide newspaper endorsed Newt Gingrich.  The southeast NH newspapers endorsed Mitt Romney.  Most of the more liberal papers endorsed Jon Huntsman.  The northernmost newspapers endorsed Ron Paul and he won Coos County.
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Union Leader - Newt Gingrich
Nashua Telegraph - Mitt Romney
Concord Monitor - Jon Huntsman
Foster's Daily Democrat - Mitt Romney
Portsmouth Herald - Mitt Romney
Keene Sentinel - Jon Huntsman
New Hampshire Valley News - Jon Huntsman
Eagle-Tribune - Mitt Romney
Citizen of Laconia - Jon Huntsman
Laconia Daily Sun - Jon Huntsman
Berlin Reporter - Ron Paul
Coos County Democrat - Ron Paul
Littleton Courier - Ron Paul

The Eagle-Tribune is a MA based newspaper.  While it is based it MA, it's coverage area includes a few towns in NH.
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« Reply #1 on: October 31, 2011, 09:41:39 pm »

Awesome! Good info, L+P!
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« Reply #2 on: January 22, 2012, 07:39:58 pm »

I saw this on the Ron Paul Forums and thought it might interest people

Three NH Newspapers Endorse Ron Paul for President
http://www.ronpaulforums.com/showthread.php?346334-3-NH-Newspapers-Endorse-Ron-Paul-for-President

North Country publications back the “Straight Talking Texan” in wake of his strong Iowa finish
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CONCORD, N.H. – The Littleton Courier, Berlin Reporter, and Coos County Democrat all announced today their endorsements of 2012 Republican Presidential candidate Ron Paul.

The endorsements come on the heels of the 12-term Congressman from Texas’s strong top-three finish in the Iowa Caucus giving one of two viable tickets out of the Hawkeye State.

“Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney has been in the lead for months,” wrote the editors, “but voters still seem desperate for an alternative — there’s always another candidate pulling stronger or almost as strong numbers in the polls. Voters have lost faith in Obama, but they are not sold on Romney to replace him.”

Congressman Ron Paul, however, “has never voted to raise a tax and voted against all of the bailouts that have riled up Tea Partiers and Occupy Wall Streeters alike,” they continued. “His prediction that the United States can no longer afford the economic cost of our overseas commitments makes many Republicans uncomfortable, possibly by the very truth of the assertion. For decades he has been that rare sort of politician who speaks what he believes to be the truth and doesn’t flutter in the wind of public opinion. That could not be said of Obama or Romney.

“Powerful leaders like Franklin Roosevelt and Ronald Reagan change the political landscape,” the editors concluded. “This is what Ron Paul would do for our country and why we support him.”
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« Reply #3 on: January 22, 2012, 08:00:03 pm »

I tried to list the newspaper by approximate readership.  The statewide newspaper endorsed Newt Gingrich.  The southeast NH newspapers endorsed Mitt Romney.  Mostly, the more liberal papers endorsed Jon Huntsman.  The northernmost newspapers endorsed Ron Paul and he won Coos County.

I'll also add this to the first post.

2012 New Hampshire Republican Primary Newspaper Endorsements

Union Leader - Newt Gingrich
Nashua Telegraph - Mitt Romney
Concord Monitor - Jon Huntsman
Foster's Daily Democrat - Mitt Romney
Portsmouth Herald - Mitt Romney
Keene Sentinel - Jon Huntsman
New Hampshire Valley News - Jon Huntsman
Eagle-Tribune - Mitt Romney
Citizen of Laconia - Jon Huntsman
Laconia Daily Sun - Jon Huntsman
Conway Daily Sun - Mitt Romney
Berlin Reporter - Ron Paul
Coos County Democrat - Ron Paul
Littleton Courier - Ron Paul
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« Reply #4 on: January 23, 2012, 11:56:09 am »

As I expect they would on his first out-of-the-box comments on the Northern Pass.
Of course, his position will need to be the same on the Keystone XL's local voices of opposition.

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« Reply #5 on: October 30, 2012, 09:06:07 pm »

This list is a work in progress. If you find out about an endorsement, please share it.

2012 President
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Republican Mitt Romney:
Union Leader
Nashua Telegraph
Eagle-Tribune
Foster's Daily Democrat
Democrat Barack Obama:
Keene Sentinel
Concord Monitor

2012 Governor
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Democrat Maggie Hassan:
Nashua Telegraph
Republican Ovide Lamontagne:
Union Leader
Eagle-Tribune
Conway Daily Sun
Foster's Daily Democrat
Concord Monitor
Keene Sentinel
Portsmouth Herald

2012 U.S. House, 1st District
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Republican Frank Guinta:
Union Leader
Democrat Carol Shea-Porter:
Nashua Telegraph
Foster's Daily Democrat
Eagle-Tribune
Concord Monitor
Portsmouth Herald

2012 U.S. House, 2nd District
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Republican Charlie Bass:
Nashua Telegraph
Democrat Ann McLane Kuster:
Keene Sentinel
Eagle-Tribune
Union Leader
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« Reply #6 on: October 31, 2012, 01:18:53 pm »

Those circulation figures feel out of whack. I'm just guessing the Concord Monitor has a circulation of about 10,000 and not 20,000. I know it's easy to suggest that other people do things, but it would be neat if someone in the free state project bought one of the tiny papers and tried to grow it.
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« Reply #7 on: October 31, 2012, 05:31:43 pm »

Here is the list of newspaper endorsements of pro-liberty folks running in NH in 2012. From what I've seen, all of the pro-liberty endorsements are by the Union Leader. If I missed something, please let me know.

http://www.ronpaulforums.com/showthread.php?385401-Huge-list-of-New-Hampshire-2012-pro-liberty-candidates-and-recommendations&p=4679009&viewfull=1#post4679009
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« Reply #8 on: January 02, 2013, 01:59:14 am »

Those circulation figures feel out of whack. I'm just guessing the Concord Monitor has a circulation of about 10,000 and not 20,000. I know it's easy to suggest that other people do things, but it would be neat if someone in the free state project bought one of the tiny papers and tried to grow it.

I would love to pulla Gail Wynand after grad school!  Evil

After all, The Nashua Telegraph is for sale now, but I think your idea of growing a small paper works better.

Having worked in newspapers before, it would have to be a slow, quiet, and gradual coup for there to be a solid FSP/libertarian rag in the state. Us journalists are a cliquish bunch and can smell a takeover immediately of the entrenched clique (whatever it may be) and purge them.

Would love to know of any of other FSP journos in NH currently working or looking for work to get their insights. I won't be moving until I'm done with grad school and/or FSP reaches 20,000, but want to keep abreast of press developments until then.
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