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Enjoying the Campaign — and the Race — in New Hampshire

July 25, 2011Posted in Blog, Facebook, Gov. Gary Johnson, Issue, New Hampshire, Small Government, Twitter, Uncategorized

The last time I visited the Conway area was April 23, two days after I announced my candidacy in New Hampshire. I was preparing to hike and ski Tuckerman Ravine, and that was truly an unforgettable experience.

Last Thursday, I made my second visit to Conway for a meeting with the Conway Daily Sun and a campaign stop at Zeb’s Country Store, followed by a wonderful reception at the home of Carroll County GOP Chairman Maynard Thomson. (Maynard and his wife Laura live in the town of Freedom — sounds nice, doesn’t it?  Well, it’s a very pleasant place indeed, and I greatly appreciated their hospitality and the company of their friends and neighbors.)

After spending Thursday near the Maine border, I spent a full day Friday in the western part of the state with visits to Dartmouth College and Keene. At Dartmouth, I was a guest in two government classes taught by Professor Deborah Jordan Brooks. Here’s the story from the Dartmouth Now website.

It was a great experience visiting Dartmouth, chatting with two classes, and enjoying lunch with the College Republicans and editors of the Dartmouth Review. My special thanks to Melanie Wilcox for showing me around.

After two days of skirting New Hampshire’s eastern and western borders, Saturday morning it was time for some real running around. What better way to stay in shape while campaigning than to run 5.7 miles in the 38th Annual Stratham Fair Road Race!

Before the race, I told my New Hampshire staff — Matt and Brinck — that I would be happy if I could finish with an average of 8 minute miles or better. As Meg Heckman reports in the Concord Monitor’s blog, I did pretty well.

The next stop was La Festa in Dover, where I engaged in an hour and a half of serious policy discussion with interested voters. Foster’s Daily Democrat has the story.

I’ll be right back in New Hampshire Aug. 4-6, so the process of introducing myself to New Hampshire voters will soon continue! I’m very grateful to all of you who have supported my campaign, and I want you to know that we are running a lean, efficient operation in New Hampshire. Every dollar that comes in makes a big difference in the Granite State, so if you like what I am saying, please click here and make your most generous contribution today.

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