NH just works really well for retail politics. The state is small geographically, easy to get around in and politically balanced. People are generally very involved in politix at the local and state levels -- the state house has something like 500 seats and representatives get paid only for expenses, so no one does it for money or glory. The population isn't dominated by one large city or media market, and is spread out enough that most candidates still spend a day up in Coos County (and bonus points if you can correctly pronounce Coos without using wikipedia). It has its own teevee stations, but you can't just dump money in the state.
Originally Posted by JasonEvans
Nevada tried to frontrun NH this time around. One of the people behind this was a girl named... wait for it... Amy Tarkanian. Don't ask; you already know the answer.
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