, there's a need for employees and i think when you default to the federal 7.25, you don't give new hampshire the opportunity to do more legislatively. i think that's the problem and taking that away was a very, very bad move. >> bruce, same question. >> well, i think that the legislature has looked at what's happening in the market, and i think that they're seeing that it really isn't necessary to we don't need to put any arbitrary thresholds out there. let the market work and the businesses compete and that's what they're doing. >> not a disadvantage in your mind? >> you have employers paying much more than the minimum wage so they need to compete with those communities.
debate was chris christie, the republican presidential hopeful has been polling low in the polls in new hampshire and they say this is what he needed. >> i think he showed he's clearly the strongest person to take on donald trump and take on hillary clinton, the most in command, the most tested and most ready. the rush to coronate other people in this race is over. >> be sure to stay with news 9 following our newscast this
every candidate on the republican side said i get a betty -- a better hearing in new hampshire than any other place josh: let me ask about the parties -- this is happening both sides -- is there too much involvement, they are trying to orchestrate everything? is that a matter of the ring such a large field? steve: in 2012, everyone said, do not call them on a weeks notice, do not concentrate them in three states, spread them out geographically, and cut the number down. we did that. in addition, we have done them in front of larger audiences, we had conservative voices, we had input on which networks get them based on their performance and how they are treated -- it has been a success. is it perfect? i argued long and hard, in the early ones, have the candidates divided into two lots. but we have to work with the networks. it' s a big improvement. it could get better.
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