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Warren, Buttigieg, Gabbard all visit this week; Sanders to open Peterborough office

  • Democratic presidential candidate Tulsi Gabbard stopped by Post and Beam Brewing on Friday to talk with voters and to appear on a local podcast. Gabbard also campaigned in Jaffrey the night before. March 22, 2019. Staff photo by Nicholas Handy

  • Democratic presidential candidate Tulsi Gabbard stopped by Post and Beam Brewing on Friday to talk with voters and to appear on a local podcast. Gabbard also campaigned in Jaffrey the night before. March 22, 2019. Staff photo by Nicholas Handy

  • Democratic presidential hopeful Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) hosted a town hall in Peterborough on Monday. Staff photo by Ben Conant

  • Democratic presidential hopeful Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) hosted a town hall in Peterborough on Monday. Staff photo by Ben Conant

  • Democratic presidential hopeful Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) hosted a town hall in Peterborough on Monday. Staff photo by Ben Conant

  • Democratic presidential hopeful Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) hosted a town hall in Peterborough on Monday. Staff photo by Ben Conant

  • South Bend, Indiana mayor and Democratic presidential hopeful Pete Buttigieg visited Hancock and Peterborough on Saturday. Staff photo by Ben Conant

  • Bernie Sanders hugs Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield during a campaign stop earlier this year in Peterborough. Staff photo by Ben Conant—

Published: 12/4/2019 10:11:38 PM

Democratic presidential candidates Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard (D-Hi.) and South Bend, Indiana mayor Pete Buttigieg plan to be in the region this week to meet with voters, while Senator Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) plans to open an office in Peterborough.

Warren returns to the Granite State for a two-day stop on Friday that kicks off with a “Peterborough Community Conversation” at Bowling Acres, 32 Elm Street in Peterborough. Doors open at 1:15 p.m. with the event beginning at 2:15 p.m.

She is also holding an event in Henniker Friday night and events in Rochester and Rye on Saturday.

To RSVP go online to Warren’s web site, elizabethwarren.com, and click on “EVENTS.”

Ahead of her stop in Peterborough, Warren’s campaign sent a press release touting Warren’s recently released plan to protect renters’ rights.

“The release of Elizabeth’s plan to decrease rent and protect renters’ rights builds on the release of her affordable housing plan earlier this year. Both plans would make a big impact in New Hampshire – where lack of affordable housing has big impacts across the state,” the press release said. 

According to the press release Warren’s housing plan would, “Invest $500 billion in affordable housing over the next ten years to build and rehab more than three million housing units that will be affordable for lower-income families. … By increasing available housing her plan will decrease rents by 10% for everyone, according to independent analysis by Mark Zandi of Moody’s Analytics. The same analysis found that her plan would create 1.5 million new jobs.”

Gabbard is coming to Jaffrey on Friday for a house party at the home of Amanda Morrill, 58 Tyler Hill Road from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

You can RSVP online at the Facebook event “Jaffrey House Party.”

On Thursday, Dec. 5, “Mayor Pete” Buttigieg will return to New Hampshire and hold town halls in Henniker and Milford, as well as Exeter. On Friday he will participate in an hour-long forum hosted by New Hampshire Public Radio’s The Exchange and New Hampshire PBS.

The town hall at New England College will be held at 11:30 a.m. in the Simon Center Great Room.

The town hall in Milford will be held at the Milford Town Hall, 1 Union Square, Milford, at 2:30 p.m.

Ben and Jerry’s cofounders Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield will make another stop in the region Saturday to open a campaign office for Bernie Sanders at Noone Falls, 50 Jaffrey Road, Peterborough at 7 p.m. This event is free and open to the public. Tickets are not required, but an RSVP is encouraged at www.mobilize.us/sandersnh/event/167929. Free ice cream and coffee will be served.

Buttigieg is leading the pack in New Hampshire with 20 percent; Bernie Sanders is at 17 percent, Warren 14.3 percent and Joe Biden 13.7 percent.

Nationally Biden leads with 27.8 percent, followed by Sanders with 15.6 percent, Warren with her 14.2 percent and Buttigieg with 11.4 percent.

Gabbard is currently polling at 5 percent in New Hampshire and 1 percent nationally, according to RealClearPolitics.com statics from last week.

Poll numbers are likely to shift this week with the news of California Senator Kamala Harris dropping out of the race on Tuesday.




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