Busy campaign week in NH starts with Biden

Senator Joe Biden kicked off a flurry of visits to New Hampshire by the two presidential campaigns with a town hall forum where housing market worries topped voters’ concerns.

Evening Newscast: Aug. 28, 2008

Governor Jim Douglas says it’s critical for Republican presidential candidate John McCain to pick a running mate who has gubernatorial experience; Vermont delegates to the Democratic National Convention aren’t just rallying and partying this week. Some are busy blogging – giving their take on the party – and the media covering it. Commentator Deborah Luskin has devised her own fashion protocol for what to wear after Labor Day.

Leahy says Clinton should drop out of race

Will a protracted battle between Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton for the Democratic presidential nomination hurt the Party’s chances of winning the November election? Senator Patrick Leahy, who supports Obama, says the answer is yes, and he thinks Clinton should drop out of the race. But Clinton’s supporters in Vermont have a very different opinion. VPR’s Bob Kinzel reports.

Likely GOP nominee rallies supporters in New Hampshire

Arizona Senator John McCain has returned to where he got his first big push toward the Republican presidential nomination. In a town hall meeting in Exeter, New Hampshire, McCain not only thanked supporters for his January primary win, he added that he will “be back and back and back” because he considers New Hampshire a battle ground state in the coming November election.

John McCain wins Vermont by large margin

In declaring victory in Vermont, John McCain said he will return during the general election campaign. McCain made his promise in a phone call to a small group of supporters last night. VPR’s Steve Zind reports.