The Republican presidential contest is down to two candidates on the eve of the New Hampshire’s first-in-the-nation primary, and Nikki Haley is looking to show she is a worthy alternative to front-runner Donald Trump — who is stacking up endorsements from inside the GOP.
Meanwhile, President Joe Biden’s campaign is also hitting the trail, doubling down on its message about reproductive rights as it looks to pull off a successful write-in campaign in New Hampshire.
Here’s what’s happened today on the campaign trail:
Trump to show off GOP support: Trump will flex his support from within the Republican Party at his rally in Laconia, New Hampshire, tonight, with Sen. Tim Scott, North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum and entrepreneur Vivek Ramaswamy all expected to join the former president, a source familiar with the plans told CNN. The three men endorsed Trump after dropping out of the 2024 presidential race.
Robocall scam underscores awkward Democratic primary: A robocall that appears to be an AI voice resembling Biden is reaching out to New Hampshire residents, advising them against voting in Tuesday’s presidential primary and saving their vote for the November general election. Democratic lawmakers from New Hampshire have criticized the change in the party’s calendar keeping the president’s name off the ballot, pointing out it has forced a more complicated write-in campaign.
Tiny township to vote at midnight: One tiny town in northern New Hampshire will open and close its polls just after midnight ET on the morning of the state’s primary. The town, Dixville Notch, has taken part in the practice since 1960.
Haley gives final pitch to New Hampshire voters: The former South Carolina again gave her argument to voters in the Granite State that she is the best alternative to the former president as she looks to make a statement tomorrow, yet her message lacked any new urgent tone. In her final speech to hundreds of supporters in Salem, she said, “Don’t complain about what happens in a general election if you don’t go vote tomorrow.”
Biden campaign focuses on reproductive freedoms, youth vote: Vice President Kamala Harris traveled to Wisconsin on Monday to deliver impassioned remarks on reproductive freedoms, kicking off a campaign season that the Biden campaign hopes will focus on reproductive rights, with Harris playing a crucial role. Harris also posted a video with Gen Z actress Madelyn Cline taped during her trip to South Carolina last week to highlight the importance of the youth vote.