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Ron Paul Finally Gets a Chance to Speak

The Texas Congressman and Gary Johnson will both talk to Primary Patch at The Draft this month.

We've heard  in the televised debates and that they're used to.

In the coming weeks, Patch will try to respond to both concerns as we host the GOP presidential candidates in a series of sit-down conversations at The Draft in Concord.

The sessions, which we're calling Primary Patch at The Draft, allow the candidates a full 60 minutes to speak with Patch editors and the audience. All of the sessions are free and open to the public, giving regular voters an opportunity to interact with the candidates and even ask a question or two of their own. The sessions are co-hosted by Andy and Laurie Sanborn, the owners of , located at 67 S. Main St., in Concord.

Already, we've hosted conversations with and , and we learned a lot about both candidates that we didn't already know. This Thursday, Nov. 17, at 4 p.m., we'll be hosting former New Mexico Gov. Gary Johnson, and next Tuesday, Nov. 22, at noon, Texas Congressman Ron Paul will be at The Draft. We're also in talks with several of the other campaigns about hosting additional events in the months leading up to the Jan. 10 Primary.

So join us this Thursday and next Tuesday for a chance to get to know Johnson and Paul. We promise that you'll get to see them speak for more than just 90 seconds.

In addition to our event with Johnson on Thursday, a number of other candidates are scheduled to be in New Hampshire this week.

Tonight, at 7, Jon Huntsman will host what he says is his , a town hall at the Portsmouth Elks Lodge. He'll also hold a town hall meeting in Derry on Wednesday, and make a stop at the Sturm, Ruger & Co. Gun Factory in Newport on Thursday afternoon.

Rick Perry will be in New Hampshire for the first time since his big , holding town halls Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. at Granite State Manufacturing in Manchester, and at 2 p.m. at the Nashua VFW.

Herman Cain has announced that he will attend a rally at Alpine Grove in Hollis at noon on Thursday, the first time he's been in the state since the sexual harassment allegations against him surfaced.

Last week was busy as well, with a debate in Hampton and a visit from the vice president.

The week started off with in Nashua and Manchester last Tuesday, a city election day in those two communities.

On Thursday, the Granite State Patriots Liberty PAC held a with Roemer, Johnson, Santorum and Newt Gingrich all participating. and also made stops in Exeter earlier in the day.

That same night, to address the Loeb School's First Amendment awards dinner in Concord.

Paul was in New Hampshire last week as well, making several stops, including with supporters at Lee Mac's Market in Exeter on Friday afternoon.

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You can also find our New Hampshire Primary coverage on Twitter: @NewHampPrimary

jrmetalman November 16, 2011 at 05:15 AM
Gotta attend this event. Nobody else can wake me up from a dead sleep on the couch like he does. I love to hear him speak, he wakes me up even when I am awake. The main argument I hear against Ron Paul is he scares people. In my mind I think people need to put on their big boy pants, and try to realize he's warning us! Thats all people! Now go, change your adult diapers and try to think like big boys and girls. We really have become a nation of wimps.
Revol Ution November 17, 2011 at 01:51 AM
Will it be televised? or will transcripts or video interviews be available on the internet?
Carol Robidoux November 17, 2011 at 01:15 PM
Are you asking if the Revol Ution will be televised? (My nod to Gil-Scott Heron for the day). We will provide coverage of the hour-long event, including some video, on our Patch sites for those who can't attend.

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