December 16, 2015

IT'S WORSE IN IOWA:

Marco Rubio's N.H. surge is riddled with doubts : GOP insiders bemoan lack of staff, activity (James Pindell,  DECEMBER 02, 2015, Boston Globe)

As Senator Marco Rubio has climbed the polls, the Floridian lacks one element that has proved to be pivotal for previous winners of New Hampshire's presidential primary: a robust ground game that can generate enthusiasm and support when voters go to the polls.

On Tuesday, Rubio and a super PAC supporting his candidacy started an onslaught of 1,900 television advertisements -- approximately $2.8 million worth -- on the state's top station. But underneath the buzz, GOP activists in New Hampshire are grumbling that Rubio has fewer staff members and endorsements than most of his main rivals and has made fewer campaign appearances in the state, where voters are accustomed to face-to-face contact with presidential contenders.

"For much of this year, Rubio just hasn't been here," said Belknap County Republican County chairman Alan Glassman, who is not backing a candidate.

Posted by at December 16, 2015 5:45 PM

  

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