We do this once a year up here in Grafton county. It's a big deal, everyone who is anyone in the state comes. This year we had all four republican candidates for governor, and both candidates for US senate. and both candidates for NH senate. And some candidates for NH house. I've been kicking around NH politics long enough now that I knew most of the people there.
For governor we have Frank Edelblut, youn guy, first term NH rep, enterpreneur, talked about making live better for business. And we have Ted Gatsas, four term mayor of Manchester, older guy, didn't talk much, I was sitting next to him. And then Chris Sununu, comes from a good family, good name recognition, made a good talk, probably best of the governors. And Jeanne Forester, current NH senator, well liked and respected, she has been around for a while and everyone speaks well of her.
The we come to the US senate race. We have a primary challenger (Jim Rubins) to well liked incumbent Kelly Ayotte. Far as I can see, Rubins is a loser, if he wins the primary, the democrat Maggie Hassan, current governor, will beat him. Kelly Ayotte is sincere, hard working, and with luck and a lot of help, she can win.
I see men's fashions are changing. Half the men there, myself included, were wearing blue blazers, the kind with brass buttons, and khaki slacks. The other half were wearing dark business suits. And some untraditionalists, like Jim Rubins, showed up in blue jeans.