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Archive for December 2016

Franklin Pierce/Boston Herald Partnership Archive for Presidential Election 2016

Top candidates offer voters a clear contrast by Frank Cohen Republican Presidential Race in New Hampshire Shaping Up to be a Competitive Multi-Candidate Contest by R. Kelly Myers Belief of inevitability could mean a slam-dunk nomination by Frank Cohen Hillary Clinton Holds Significant Lead in Democratic Presidential Race in New Hampshire by R. Kelly Myers Fresh faces fare well among voters in N.H. by Sarah Rodriguez ’16 Shadows of past […]

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Ahead of the Presidential Debate, the candidates are neck and neck

By Jon Spall ’18 As the world awaits the start of the first presidential debate, the majority of polls indicate that both Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are nearly tying or are in close margin to each other. Clinton, the former Secretary of State under Obama’s administration and the former Senator of New York, was able to defeat her Democratic rival Senator Bernie Sanders from Vermont during the primaries. While former […]

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Diverse Democratic candidates advocate for veterans, working class, and equal pay

By Whitney Dowds ’16 Here on the Franklin Pierce campus, a student, a professor, and an alumni are all Democrats running for seats in the State of New Hampshire House of Representatives, using the values they have learned both here and in other aspects of their lives to push themselves to win the election on November 8. Ronald J Cooper III ’19, originally from Kalamazoo, Michigan, attended high school in […]

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Millennials Upset with Election Results

By Alex Malm ’17 and Pat Delaney ’17 The reaction by millennials after news broke that Donald Trump would become the 45th President of the United States has not been positive, and exits polls show that is also true. Based on CNN’s exit poll results, the millennial vote was the highest margin of victory based on demographics. The difference was a margin of victory of 18 points for 18-29 year olds, […]

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Voting tips to not be overwhelmed at the polls

By Emily Catuccio ’17 Don’t be overwhelmed at the polls on November 8th Ten voting tips to help you out: Do your candidate research! You’ve been hearing things about the presidential candidates for months now, but have you done enough research on the policies they’d like to enact? You only get to vote once, so make it count. Don’t forget to research the local candidates, as well, because they may […]

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The debates: a clue to our next president

By Alex Malm ’17 After months of sparring between the two presidential candidates, through Tweets, speeches, and attack ads, Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton faced off in three debates leading up to the November 8 election. The debates were held on September 26 and October 9 and 19. All eyes were on Donald Trump to win over voters in the states where he was trailing Clinton in the polls. He […]

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Voices heard at Franklin Pierce from Sanders to Nyquist

By Alex Malm ’17 Since May of 2015 Presidential candidates have come to Rindge to have their voices heard during this election cycle. Whether it was Bernie Sanders filling the Field House or Jim Gilmore with only a few people in the Fitzwater TV studio, candidates have been able to have their message heard in a civil setting. When it comes to local politics it is much the same.  Since […]

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Director of PoliticsFitzU reflections on the Republican National Convention

By Alex Malm ’17 During 5 days in late July, students and faculty from Franklin Pierce University, as part of PoliticsFitzU and Boston Herald, covered the Republican National Convention in Cleveland. This marked the third convention that PoliticsFitzU has covered. The previous two conventions were in 2008, and 2012. A normal morning consisted of the team waking up early, with red bulls and coffee in hand, and going out to […]

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Gary Johnson, stop, please

If you didn’t know it then, you better know it now: Gary Johnson is insane. Now this is coming from a teenager who heavily supported Bernie Sanders. That being said, it’s only logical that Bernie supporters should not consider voting for Johnson, even if they are dissatisfied with Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton. Even staunch Republicans who favored one of the sixteen candidates besides Donald Trump should not vote for […]

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Q&A with attendees at Clinton rally

By Sarah Eastland  @sarahxisabel Transcript. UNH Student Q:Are you here to see President Obama or because this is a Clinton rally? A: I would say specifically both definitely because of Hillary Clinton’s involvement in the Democratic Party but also because it’s the president of the United States — so I’d definitely say both. Q: Is there anything specific you want to hear him talk about today? A: Well definitely and […]

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Franklin Pierce and Boston Herald partnership covers the 2016 Presidential Election

by Nicole Dale ’16 MBA ’18 Franklin Pierce University and the Boston Herald came together to cover the 2016 Presidential Election. This partnership worked together throughout the Primary and the later stages of the election to provide quality coverage. FPU and Boston Herald began their partnership in March of 2015. Since then, the Marlin Fitzwater Center for Communication student involvement was framed through the Pierce Media Group’s seasoned political reporting unit, PoliticsFitzU. PoliticsFitzU covered such […]

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