Interest Group Activity New Hampshire main page
Interest group main page
Every Child Matters

AFSC-Presidential Primary Project
Coalition of New Hampshire Taxpayers
Working Families Win (ADA)
ONE Vote '08
The Nonprofit Primary Project

ED in '08
NEA New Hampshire
Americans for the Arts Action Fund’s ArtsVote2008

Carbon Coalition
Sierra Club-New Hampshire Chapter

Cornerstone Policy Research

New Hampshire for Health Care
Granite Staters for Medical Marijuana
AARP: Divided We Fail
Partnership to Fight Chronic Disease

NH Peace Action Presidential Primary Blog
Swing the Vote

Gun Owners of New Hampshire
Human Rights Campaign
NARAL Pro-Choice New Hampshire
New Hampshire Right to Life / Citizens for Life

Victory NH
Democracy for New Hampshire

Composite Photo: Supporters of interest groups mixed with campaigns prior to the Republican debate at Saint Anselm College in Manchester, NH, June 5, 2007


Americans for Health Care
Business Leaders for Sensible Priorities
Divided We Fail
ED in '08
Every Child Matters
Heat is On
Human Rights Campaign
ONE Vote '08
Partnership to Fight Chronic Disease

Photos of Activity

June 5, 2007 (a,photo above) -At the CNN/WMUR/Union Leader Republican Debate at Saint Anselm College, Manchester, NH.
June 3, 2007 (a,b,c,d)-At the CNN/WMUR/Union Leader Democratic Debate at Saint Anselm College, Manchester, NH.
June 2, 2007 (a,b)-At the New Hampshire Democratic Party Convention in Concord, NH.
Dec. 29, 2006-At former Sen. John Edwards' announcement in Portsmouth, NH.



Because of the attention given to New Hampshire, the effect of even a small ad buy is often magnified manyfold by national media coverage.  Interest groups seeking to influence presidential prospects or at least draw attention to specific issues don't need to spend too much; sometimes a tiny or even microscopic buy will suffice.

Advertising during the Primary Campaign
-Billboards up Sept. 2007 in Manchester, NH.
-Print ads run in connection with the June 5, 2007 CNN/WMUR/Union Leader Republican Debate at Saint Anselm College, Manchester, NH.
-Print ads run in connection with the
June 3, 2007 CNN/WMUR/Union Leader Democratic Debate at Saint Anselm College, Manchester, NH.

Advertising in the Pre-Primary Period
-Starting Jan. 17, 2007 Political Action is running a TV ad "Escalation" in Iowa and NH targeting Sen. John McCain for his support of additional troops in Iraq.

Advertising in the Pre-Campaign Period
-On Aug. 29, 2005 the Club for Growth began running TV ads "encouraging Death Tax repeal in targeted states across the U.S.  One of the ads tells New Hampshire viewers that Arizona Sen. John McCain wants to keep the Death Tax.  Other ads are running in Montana, Washington, North Dakota and Oregon..."

-The week of Aug. 1, 2005, NARAL Pro-Choice NY ran a TV spot highlighting Gov. George Pataki's veto of the Unintended Pregnancy Prevention Act (A.116/S3661) and charging that his move is a flip-flop motivated by 2008 presidential ambitions. "Hail to the Chief" ran in Manchester, NH on WMUR-TV (50 GRPs) as well as in Iowa (200 GRPs total-Cedar Rapids, Des Moines and Sioux City) and New York.
Also note:
On July 27, 2005 StemPAC announced plans to run an ad in NH targeting Sen. Bill Frist for "his obstructionist position on stem cell research.”  The ad was supposed to start running on July 28.  As soon as Frist made his announcement of his new position on the morning of July 29, StemPAC started pulling the ad.  StemPAC founder John Hlinko states, "It is possible that it may have ran Thursday night on some of the cable stations, but the far larger part of the buy had definitely not yet begun."  Hlinko added, "But the impending ad was covered for sure in Hotline on Wed and Thurs, as well as National Journal.  So, suffice to say, even if it hadn't run, the word was out for sure among the inside the beltway community, and we assume -- Senator Frist's office."

Copyright © 2007, 2008  Eric M. Appleman/Democracy in Action