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on the democratic side hillary clinton was declared the winner of the iowa caucuses in a tight race with bernie sanders. the vermont senator holding a rally in claremont right now, and that's where we find wmur's mike cronin. mike? reporter: senator bernie sanders will be taking the stage here in a few moments and it is a packed house. this will be senator sanders' second appearance in new hampshire since he narrowly lost to hillary clinton in iowa. this is video from his first stop at the colonial theater in keene. sanders briefly addressed the results of the iowa caucuses at the start of his speech. but then went right into talking address as president. he had a similar tone as previous rallies as sanders attacked wall street, talked about raising the minimum wage and making public colleges and universities tuition-free. but here's what he had to say about iowa.
political organization in this country. last night we came back from a 50-point deficit in the polls. [cheers and applause] reporter: in what has become a slogan in his campaign, sanders said that a political revolution began last night not just in iowa and new hampshire but across the country. we'll have more coverage later tonight on wmur. mike cronin, wmur news 9. tom: thank you. sanders' opponent is tonight also in new hampshire, hillary clinton will hold a town hall in hampton tonight. and has spent the day refocusing on the granite state, trying to energize supporters and undecided voters alike. wmur political director josh mcelveen spoke to her one on one about her approach. josh: the primary is near with scenes like this one inside of market basket in manchester.
the one earlier in nashua where hillary clinton also received a special introduction from a familiar face. >> i urge you to send a clear message to america and support the best change maker i ever met, hillary rodham clinton. >> i am so thrilled that i'm coming to new hampshire after winning iowa! [cheers and applause] reporter: it was a razor thin victory in iowa, though shed apits an important one. >> to be able to now come to the first in the nation primary with that behind me and knowing i'm going onto nevada, south carolina, states after that. reporter: trailing sanders badly in the polls, clinton chalks it up to being in the vermont senator's back yard. but e she also had had praise for the new hampshire senate delegation for working together to combat the heroin and opioid crisis. >> that's when i find when i say let's find common ground wherever we can. we need to start acting like
reporter: over the next eight days clinton says she'll spent the bulk of her time in new hampshire, the state that has also placed clinton in ton expected role of underdog. josh mcelveen, wmur news 9. jennifer: now to the other side of the aisle tonight, republican ted cruz was also campaigning in the granite state, riding the wave out of iowa, where he beat donald trump. wmur's amy coveno live tonight with why senator cruz will need to refocus now that he's vying for a win here in new hampshire. reporter: in iowa, cruz did very well with the evangelical voting block. but in more secular new hampshire, the approach will have to be different. palpable energy and not enough seats at the light crossing church tuesday. the junior senator from texas asked the crowd to help him win by bringing in 10 extra votes apiece and by praying for him. senator cruz hit rubio and trump on immigration, citing his own 36 word amendment as the clear remedy to illegal immigration.
prevent anyone who comes to the u.s. legally from becoming a u.s. citizen. cruz also took swipes at president obama, vowing to dismantle obamacare and isis. >> we will have a commander in chief who stand up and says to the world we will defeat radical islamic terrorism. reporter: this was the senator's only stop in new hampshire today. he's in south carolina right now for a rally this evening. senator cruz has five scheduled events in new hampshire wednesday starting with a town hall in henniker. tom: right now we're about an hour away from donald trump's first campaign stop after iowa. the republican frontrunner in new hampshire and will be holding that rally soon. adam sexton joins us live from hampshire mills. reporter: there's always a bit a biz around these donald trump events because the crowds are so enormous typically.
notch, you can sense in the atmosphere, you've got ann coulter doing a radio show. the atmosphere is definitely the final week of the new hampshire primary, it's turning into make or break in new hampshire for donald trump. he was a big lead in the polls but now after finishing second in iowa this is kind of a situation where he needs to deliver on what those polls have been saying this entire time. today he's also going to be picking up the endorsement of massachusetts senator scott brown, former massachusetts senator, that is, and former new hampshire. they'll do a joint press conference together in about 45 minutes. we'll bring you the vts from this event on wmur.com with a full wrapup at 11:00. jennifer: right now a crowded exeter is awaiting marco rubio. the candidate will hold a town hall meeting there a few minutes from now. he made a lunch time stop at the puritan restaurant in manchester to greet voters there this afternoon. he says this is a pivotal
can't afford to lose. today he described himself as the anti-establishment candidate. >> i'm not the establishment candidate. i've had $40 million of establishment money spent attacking me, more than every other candidate come pined. so i got to the u.s. senate running against the establishment, i've had to run for president against an establishment that thought i needed to wait my turn in line. reporter: rubio also shrugged off a comment by governor christie describing him as, quote, the boy in the bubble. christie accused rubio of always offering canned and rehearsed answers to questions. tom: onto the governors, chris christie, jeb bush, john kasich all still in the state today, arriving early yesterday before the votes were counted in iowa. kasich says what he says is his 91st town hall meeting this afternoon in claremont where he said he knows the importance of a very strong showing in new hampshire. bush was in the western part of the state where he talked about how voters here are strong and independent. and christie was in bedford this
challenge to marco rubio who placed third in iowa. >> this isn't the student council election, everybody. this is election for president of the united states, let's get the boy in the bubble out of the bubble and let see him play for the next week in new hampshire. i'm ready to play, i hope he is, because i'll be ready to see him on saturday night. >> you ask them questions, you test their metal, you determine whether they have the leadership skills necessary to be president of the united states. >> when your voters are committed to you, when you have the best ground game that some observers here have seen in 40 years, good positive tv, i think we're going to do very well. tom: all three candidates have several town hall meetings scheduled for tomorrow. jennifer: don't forget the republican candidates will be debating in new hampshire one last time before the primary. wmur and abc news are sponsoring this saturday's debate at st. anselm college. it begins at 8:00 here on wmur and we'll have complete coverage for you on saturday beginning with a special edition of news 9
tom: president obama pushing for more than a billion dollars to fight the heroin epidemic. coming up, recovery advocates in the granite state explain how a portion of that money could make a difference here. jennifer: snhu now owns the naming rights for the verizon wireless arena. we'll tell when you the new name will take effect. mike: not as warm as yesterday but still above average today. if it turns any cooler as the week goes on. >> they have tough games ahead, we went to u.n.h. hockey
only dream of going to college, but attend one. where quality healthcare will be a birthright of every citizen. where a good job is not a wish, but a reality. where women receive equal pay and a living wage is paid to all. an america where after a lifetime of labor, there is time for rest and grandchildren. a nation that defends our people and our values, but no longer carries so much of that burden alone. i know we can create that america if we listen to our conscience and our hearts and not to the pundits and the naysayers. i'm bernie sanders. i approve this message, and i ask for your vote. tom: right now the state department of corrections looking for an inmate reported
manchester this afternoon.
44-year-old robert clayton is five foot six inches tall, 190 pounds, with black hair and brown eyes, he's serving a sentence for robbery, but has previous convictions of kidnapping and resisting arrest. president obama proposing a billion dollars in new funding to address the opioid epidemic. jennifer: experts say it's claiming a life every 22 hours in new hampshire. jennifer crompton has a look at what the federal resources could mean to new hampshire. reporter: it's not clear how much of the president's proposed billion dollars to battle the opioid crisis might come to new hampshire. but 250,000 would certainly help, says sandy coyle. >> you could see and feel the vibrancy of recovery the portsmouth tomorrow if we were to have that check. reporter: eleven years in recovery have given sandy her life back, as she gives back hoping this street will soon be home to the safe harbor recovery center.
we're in a crisis right now. we're losing somebody every 22 hours in the state of new hampshire. reporter: she's working on a statewide blood pressure for battling the addiction eichel. drug courts, training, prevention and recovery. it's a personal mission for police commissioner joe playa. in california tuesday, taking his 21-year-old daughter to a wellness rehab facility not available here. >> if you have willing, ready and able people that want to do the treatment and get clean, the fact that there's no beds ready to go, that might be the first way to g. >> this is a disease, it's decimating families, it's hurting our communities and we need to respond, and i'm going to do everything i can to make sure new hampshire gets the help it needs. reporter: senator shaheen among the bipartisan chorus expressing urgency, in an interview recorded by u.s. senate television. >> it's not an argument, this
still, i'm encouraged that they can get to work. reporter: jennifer crompton, wmur news 9. tom: some water moving into the picture for tomorrow. mike: could be a wintery mix for some tomorrow morning, we'll break that down and let you know what follows the rest of the week. tom: tonight at 10:00 on me tv, new developments in the mosquito born zika virus, where a case of the virus was sexually transmitted. jennifer: now to our u local hot shot, pawngs towny phil, isn't alone in his predictions, because we've got deerfield digby who made his prediction at the inn in dearfield, but he saw
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arena will soon be snhu arena. tom: management announced today that southern new hampshire university has signed a multiyear partnership for naming rights. no word on how much snhu paid. the partnership will include internships for students and use of the facility for athletic events and graduation ceremonies.
events the new name goes into use on september 1st. mike: 60 plus in parts of the state yesterday. even though we did see a cooldown today, still well above the average. notice how there in newfound lake still a lot of open water. so rare to find that in early february, but that's the case. sundown now upon us. mostly clear skies as we start off this evening, and that will begin to change as the next system approaches later tonight. normal high this time of year right at the freezing mark. well above that by 15 degrees in concord today. near 50 along the coast. and even up north the average high in the mid 20's. about 10 above the norm in the great north woods. beginning the cooldown, back below freezing from plymouth north and west. and all the way down into the heart of the lakes region. a little above that in concord and still lower 40's in
just below freezing in jaffrey. overnight tonight clouds beginning to move in, we won't see a big temperature fall during the overnight stretch. a lot of the cooldown will occur the the next few hours, before those temperatures hold steady overnight. tomorrow morning will be dry with an increase in high clouds during the early part of wednesday morning. but for those heading out six, seven, even 8:00 a.m. i'm anticipating dry conditions out there, but eventually the rain will bump into marginally cold air and that means a wintery mix to start when the system arrives. the exact time frame sometime after 8:00 likely in western parts of the state. and after 9:00 or 10:00 anywhere east of the merrimack valley. and as it begins, just enough cold air for a mix of some sleet, maybe a touch of wet snow and freezing rain. the better chance of a light accumulation in the great north woods and white mountains, one to three inches before a change to rain. late morning and afternoon all rain, white mountains and points south. maybe a wintery mix through early afternoon in far northern
in some of this rain could come down at a good clip. so wet roads lunch time and during the afternoon, but there could be ponding as well right through the early evening. notice how quickly it moves out. tomorrow night we'll start to see clearing after some scattered evening showers. tonight mostly clear skies early, then the clouds begin to move in very late. by early tomorrow morning, that thick cloud cover, the but there may be a few glimpses of sun. quickly the clouds thicken up. here comes the rain shower activity, some of that rain quite heavy and again north and west of manchester especially there could be a bit of a wintery mix. beyond that nice and pleasant for thursday, temperatures jumping well into the 40's, possibly near 50. and tomorrow similar temperatures, but those highs will be reached late in the day or into the early evening. notice the overnight low into early thursday, low 40's. that's about 10 above the average high. cooler on friday with lots of
sunday. squeezed in between could be a brief snow shower as a cold front moves through. should be mostly dry for monday and then monday night into tuesday there is a chance of some snow seven days out, whether it's a little snow or more than a little bit, way too early to call. tom: are you buying into this punxsutawney phil thing? mike: yes, for tomorrow and thursday why not. jamie: we'll talk nascar in sports. tony stewart in his final season
jamie: it's a two for tuesday for the boats sports teams, celtics and bruins both in action. the green team at the knicks. bruins with a game at home against the toronto maple leafs. we were at u.n.h. hockey practice this afternoon,
there's then stewart and the guys. they ended their losing streak with a terrific win at providence on saturday night, 3-1. the bad news, they have two really tough games this weekend, at current number 4, boston college friday night and at number 8u. mass lowell on saturday night the wildcats are currently tied for 9th place in the hockey east standings. >> well, it's about us right now, we like the way we played last weekend overall. out of the six periods, i think we had five solid periods. so
game saturday night, that's how we want to approach our game with with boston college. >> coaches trying to enforce the defensive side of the puck, so i feel like we have a great deal of momentum heading into this weekend. >> big
top 10 team, -- >> the st. anselm men's basketball team continues to move up in the national ranges. tier now new 7 in the country for division two basketball. up two spots the hawks are 17-2 on the season, they hit the road to flay at franklin pierce university tomorrow night. three-time nascar champion tony stewart was hospitalized today with a back injury. and the team is unsure of the extent of his injuries, this comes just a week before he's expected in daytona to prepare for his final season in sprint cup the 44-year-old stewart was injured sunday during an accident while he was riding an
stewart is retiring at the end of this nascar season, which begins on february 21 at the daytona 500. and looking ahead to tomorrow, it's national signing day for high school athletes with their colleges, including football programs. bishop guertin number 7 expected to sign with the u.n.h. wildcats, he may be the only new hampshire native to be signing with coach mcdonald's team this year. bedford, seven athlete signing with schools tomorrow. tom: thank you. right now on wmur.com, start preparing for primary day. right now we've collected information about where to vote and the voter i.d. law, as well as sample ballots. jennifer: plus a sheriff's deputy picked a fun way to go out, check out video of his elevator dance party in celebration of his big retirement. tom: pretty cool. we'll see you back here tonight
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