Candidates preparing for the New Hampshire Primary

Votes in New Hampshire will have an impact on votes in Massachusetts

Democratic presidential candidates Hillary Rodham Clinton, Bernie Sanders and Martin O'Malley take the stage during a Democratic presidential primary debate, Saturday, Nov. 14, 2015, in Des Moines, Iowa. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)

SALEM, NH (WWLP) – In just two days, New Hampshire voters head to the polls for the first-in-the-nation presidential primary.

What voters decide on Tuesday across the Granite State does have an impact on how their Massachusetts neighbors vote in just a few weeks.

We have similar demographics and ideology.

That’s one reason why the New Hampshire Primary is so important for the candidates to stay in the race.

It was a late night for the top seven republican presidential candidates at Saturday night’s debate at St. Anselm’s College.

22News was there with the candidates well past midnight, and you know their other contenders, as well as the democratic candidates Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders, were all up watching and responding to what was said. But today, they’re all already out meeting more voters.

Political consultant Tony Cignoli explained what we can expect to see here in the next two days: “It’s 24/7 up here. Nothing closes. The economic impact on this primary on both the Democrats and Republican side to this state is amazing. A hundred million dollars on television advertising alone.”

Social media is really helping the candidates this year more than ever before. In this 24 hour news cycle, the campaigns can constantly send messages to voters and they can respond to each other, without having to wait for a debate to do so.

Social media is also important to us: state senator Eric Lesser tweeted saying he and Congressman Richard Neal will lead a group of Western Massachusetts supporters of Hillary Clinton at an event in Keene, New Hampshire.

If you work for a campaign, let us know when you’re headed up here as well, we want to hear from you! You can email us at

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