Cory Booker firms up New Hampshire swing- as official 2020 candidate

This time, expect more than 2 names on signs in New Hampshire snow.

This being Cory Booker, who’s declared his 2020 is about love, this swing through the first primary state had to have an endorphin-popping inspirational name. It aims to; the New Hampshire Rise Tour. He’ll be up there this weekend, his first trip since declaring. Presidents Day weekend, in case you need a piano dropped on your head to grasp the connection that New Hampshireites will be encouraged to make.

Hey. New Hampshire primary is one year from yesterday – Feb. 11, 2020. New Jersey’s is at the ass-end the following June. Irrelevant again.

Let’s see how these seasoned, well-wintered NH denizens see him, what kinds of questions they and the New Hampshire Union Leader ask, especially journalists like Kevin Landrigan, who’s covered NH primaries since 1980. Will all the love, peace ’n veganism work on them? Or are they looking for something that presents tougher, issues before personalities?

2016 flashbacks: Watching Booker work to charm New Hampshire voters will be more fun than watching Chris Christie tank there. And he’s a better man, though your mileage may differ. Christie dropped out after finishing 6th (yikes) in the NH GOP primary, after months of spending New Jersey’s time on New Hampshire. But by primary day, they’d caught up to what we knew; his dishonesty, his petty and dangerous Bridgegate, and the record credit rating downgrades under him.

Cory up there: Here’s what Booker’s NH schedule looks like. Six events, including house parties with Dems Gray Chynoweth, who narrowly lost in 2018 for Executive Council (the state’s executive body, it’s a New Hampshire thing), and state senator Cindy Rosenwald, and a Young Dems event.

Saturday, February 16, 2019

PORTSMOUTH
WHAT: Portsmouth Conversation With Cory
WHERE: 3S Art Space, 319 Vaughan St, Portsmouth, NH 03801
WHEN: 10:00am ET
DOORS OPEN: 9:15am ET

NORTH CONWAY
WHAT: North Conway House Party
WHERE: Office of Chris Meier – 2935 White Mountain Hwy, North Conway, NH 03860
WHEN: 6:00pm ET
DOORS OPEN: 5:45pm ET

Sunday, February 17, 2018

ROCHESTER
WHAT: Rochester Coffee Meet and Greet
WHERE: Rolland House at the Governor’s Inn 78 Wakefield St, Rochester, NH 03867
WHEN: 10:00am ET
DOORS OPEN: 9:45am ET

MANCHESTER
WHAT: Manchester House Party
WHERE: Home of Gray and Tara Chynoweth, 1258 Union Street, Manchester, NH 03104
WHEN: 1:30pm ET
DOORS OPEN: 1:00pm ET

MANCHESTER
WHAT: New Hampshire Young Democrats Sunday Funday with Cory
WHERE: Electric Avenue Arcade, 24 Bridge St, Manchester, NH 03101 
WHEN: 7:30pm ET

Monday, February 18, 2018 – Presidents Day

NASHUA
WHAT: Nashua House Party
WHERE: Home of Sen. Cindy Rosenwald and Dr. Peter Klementowicz 101 Wellington St, Nashua, NH 03064
WHEN: 10:00am ET
DOORS OPEN: 9:45am ET


Photo credits: Featured photo of Cory Booker, Boston Herald. Bernie & Hillary signs: Carlo Allegri/Reuters.

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