Candidates getting ready for New Hampshire

January 5, 2008 5:14:00 PM PST
Voters in New Hampshire head to the polls on Tuesday. Among the democrats--it's basically a 3-way race with Barack Obama riding high after a win in Iowa.

The republican field is a little more crowded with Iowa winner Mike Huckabee trailing both Mitt Romney and John McCain in the polls.

Eyewitness News reporter Nina Pineda is here with this weekend's political blitz in New Hampshire.

And some have to campaign more desperately than others reeling from surprise results in the Midwest. The stakes are high here in the Northeast.

A last place finish, again, could finish a few of the candidates.

With freshly minted monikers the candidates are pounding through New Hampshire this weekend. Some licking Iowa's wounds like Senator Hillary Clinton who helped a baby find a seat at a rally in concord.

Finishing narrowly third to John Edwards and not doing well in the under 30 demographic in Iowa Clinton wasted no time refining her message to appeal to younger voters.

It is make or break time for the presidential contenders attempting to capture some of the clamor away from caucus winners Mike Huckabee and Barack Obama who's steamrolling around New Hampshire playing to huge and excited crowds.

From large venues to small meet and greets, former New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani campaigned in a private home in Lichfield.

Candidates have just three more days tell voters who they are in a crowded field.

Most of the candidates probably need rest right now. But there won't be much of that. Face to face debate tonight and precious few hours after that to try to convince those who will got to the polls to pull for them.


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