Gen. Don Bolduc’s New Hampshire Senate campaign stops have sparked interest from potential supporters in the home stretch leading to the Nov. 8 election.
General Bolduc’s campaign has held more than 75 town hall meetings in recent weeks, averaging five a day since winning the Republican primaries in mid-October. Campaign stops averaged around 200 people at each event, even in rural areas, Bolduc’s campaign told Breitbart News.
When General Bolduc held a packed town hall in Tilton, New Hampshire on Tuesday, the general was greeted on stage with a standing ovation. There seemed to be only standing room available for overwhelmed attendees at the local establishment.
Hours earlier before the campaign event, a poll revealed General Bolduc had taken the lead over Sen. Maggie Hassan (D-NH) for the first time. RealClearPolitics had updated their prediction with General Bolduc set to win the seat, coming down 11 points in just 6 weeks.
What a night in TILTON, NH on the #AmericanStrength Round! The energy in the room was unmatched.
ONE WEEK!! LET’S GO! 🇺🇸💪🏼 pic.twitter.com/AhSI0fBhrl
— Don Bolduc (@GenDonBolduc) November 2, 2022
“The excitement in the room continues to build with every stop and we hope that momentum will continue through to Election Day,” said Bolduc spokeswoman Kate Constantini. “The momentum is on our side, and you can feel it at every event.”
“The Granite Staters want a change in their leadership in Congress. They want an outsider who is not afraid to go against the status quo and General Don Bolduc is that candidate,” she added.
Hassan appears to avoid public campaign events. She did not fail to appear at two scheduled debates and tried to prevent the conservative media from covering her events. During last week’s debate on Thursday, she admitted she prefers speaking with voters at private businesses or when shopping, where inflation is soaring.
Couldn’t agree more https://t.co/tlCiyEAPch https://t.co/cPUf0KIH2J
— Kate Constantini (@KateConstantini) November 2, 2022
“She closed events for a reason. She communicates by bulletin and email for reasons,” General Bolduc said. Breitbart News Saturday. “She doesn’t do town halls for a reason, and when she does, it’s zoom town halls. So she hides. She doesn’t want to be held responsible. She doesn’t want to be responsible for her actions. It is not transparent because it cannot be.
There’s a reason Hassan seems to avoid the public. Hassan’s preference has gone from three to seven points underwater in recent weeks. This coincides with Tuesday’s poll which shows she has lost support from the Granite Staters.
On Wednesday, the two candidates will enter the debate stage in their final appeal to voters. The debate will take place after General Bolduc challenges Hassan to a final contest. “Let’s do this. Invite everyone to come, and let’s do this. Let’s go. Let’s defend what the other one is going to do and what she did. So I’m waiting for an answer,” he said at Breitbart News.
Hassan struggled during last week’s debate to explain why inflation has soared under Democratic rule. Inflation is the number one problem at Granite Staters. Hassan blamed the inflation on the Ukrainian war, the pandemic and “big oil”. Yet reports have surfaced that Hassan is heavily invested in the fossil fuel industry.
In a summer campaign ad, Hassan ripped Republicans for “standing up for Big Oil,” which she claimed on Twitter caused inflation. “[Gen.] Bolduc would fight for Big Pharma & Big Oil, not Granite Staters,” she said. tweeted without evidence. “I work to empower corporate vested interests and reduce the cost of everyday consumer goods.”
General Bolduc held Hassan responsible for voting with President Joe Biden’s war on American energy. “I would change all the energy policies that she agreed to with Biden,” he said during a debate last week. “[I] stop these expenses.
General Bolduc added that he would support the Keystone pipeline, more drilling and more federal oil permits and leases. “His politics hurt people,” he said. “My policies will reverse all of that and allow that inflation to come down.”
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