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With just 22 days until the election, two Democratic presidential candidates from 2020 will be back in NH this week ... with very different itineraries.
Tulsi Gabbard, who recently left the Democratic Party, will campaign with Republican nominees Don Bolduc on Monday and Karoline Leavitt on Tuesday. Then on Thursday, author Marianne Williamson will join a series of conversations about how to put America "on the path to a sustainable and thriving future."
Former UN ambassador Nikki Haley, a potential GOP presidential candidate in 2024, will campaign Tuesday with Bolduc as well.
And don't forget the three debates that are locked in for this week: two on Tuesday and one on Thursday. They're highlighted below, and there will be more next week.
Here's the full rundown of noteworthy items on the calendar for this week, followed by a news recap on noteworthy items you might have missed over the weekend:
Monday, Oct. 17
10 a.m. – NH Democratic Party calls on Don Bolduc to accept results of 2022 election. – Bolduc has been wobbly in walking back his prior refusal to accept the results of the 2020 presidential election. His campaign didn't respond to The Washington Post last month on this topic. He has since floated unsubstantiated concerns about the 2022 vote, as CNN reported. (NHDP Chairman Ray Buckley said, "Bolduc is trying to make our state and our nation weaker and less safe for his own political gain.")
11 a.m. – Don Bolduc and Tulsi Gabbard meet-and-greet at The Eggshell Restaurant in Loudon (Event details)
1 p.m. – Lunch with Don Bolduc and Tulsi Gabbard at Bernini Italian Pizzeria and Wine Bar in Laconia (Event details)
6 p.m. – Town Hall with Tulsi Gabbard and Don Bolduc at North Conway Community Center, with coffee and donuts (Event details)
Also on Monday: Maggie Hassan is expected to meet with some of her supporters in Coös County.
Tuesday, Oct. 18
7:30 to 9 a.m. – Gubernatorial debate between Gov. Chris Sununu and Dr. Tom Sherman hosted by the Greater Nashua Chamber of Commerce at Hampshire Hills – The event host tells Granite Memo this will be a debate format (Event details; no livestream available)
9 to 10 a.m. – Senatorial debate between Sen. Maggie Hassan and Gen. Don Bolduc hosted by the Mt. Washington Valley Economic Council in Conway (Event details; livestream available here)
12:30 p.m. – Karoline Leavitt and Tulsi Gabbard in Londonderry to hold press conference on energy crisis (Event details)
12:30 p.m. – Rally with with Nikki Haley and Don Bolduc at Rochester GOP office (Event details)
1:30 to 4:30 p.m. – NH House Judiciary Committee to consider concept of anti-abortion fatherhood bill – The committee is set to consider the concept of HB1181, a bill "allowing the biological father of an unborn child to petition the court for an injunction prohibiting the biological mother from having an abortion." Whatever happens, the topic will have to start fresh as a new 2023 bill, as Kevin Landrigan reported for the Union Leader. (Full agenda)
5:15 p.m. – Ban shopping carts in Manchester parks? – An aldermanic committee is scheduled to take up amendments that would modify an ordinance that already prohibits camping and fires in public parks. An email campaign is urging officials to vote down a proposal to ban carts, tarps and other temporary shelters. (Paul Feely for Union Leader)
6:30 to 7:30 p.m. – Discussion on Russian invasion of Ukraine at Manchester City Library presented by Brandon K. Gauthier (Event details)
7:30 to 8:30 p.m. – Tom Sherman town hall at Keene State College (The Keene Sentinel)
Wednesday, Oct. 19
10 a.m. to 12 p.m. – Governor and Executive Council regular meeting in Concord – Expect to hear more about the after-school sexual health education program that Republicans on the council have kept tabled, as the New Hampshire Bulletin reported. (Full agenda)
5 p.m. to 8 p.m. – Stratham GOP's "What A Crock! (Of Soup)" fundraiser – Don Bolduc, Lou Gargiulo, Karoline Leavitt, Janet Stevens and Gov. Chris Sununu are all expected to be there. (Ticketed event)
6:30 to 8p.m. – Keene Climate Cafe – "an open, inclusive, nonjudgmental space for connecting about climate change, sharing experiences, speaking from the heart, and seeing what ideas emerge." (Event details)