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SHOWDOWN STATES: N. HAMPSHIRE
The Candidates:
• George W. Bush
• John Kerry
• Ralph Nader
• Third Parties
Showdown States:
The Conventions:
• Democratic
• Republican


This important first-in-the-nation primary state has voted for the winning general election candidate since 1980.
Gallup.com: Showdown state poll details external link
New Hampshire poll roundup
COOK ELECTORAL RATING - TOSS UP
The Cook Political Report rates each state's leaning in the Electoral College based upon a canvas of at least four top strategists for each party. As of October 21, New Hampshire remained in the Toss Up category.
Cook's U.S. electoral map
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BUSH/CHENEY
6 Bush visits since March 3
Oct. 29 - BUSH: Rallies, Manchester, Portsmouth
Oct. 1 - BUSH: Rally, Manchester
Sept. 20 - BUSH: Ask President Bush, Derry
KERRY/EDWARDS
4 Kerry visits since March 3
Oct. 31 - KERRY: Rally, Manchester
Oct. 25 - KERRY: Event, Dover
Oct. 19 - EDWARDS: Town hall, Windham
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BUSH/CHENEY
$273,450
October 21-27
KERRY/EDWARDS
$179,438
October 21-27
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Granite State

Estimated 1,287,687in 2003

Bush (48%) defeated Gore (47%) by 7,211 votes.
Presidential voting history

In 2000, it was the only northeastern state to vote Republican.
Electoral College explainer




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