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CLAREMONT, N. H. – The national spotlight comes this weekend in this small town on the Western edge of the first-in-the-nation primary state.
Claremont, New Hampshire, a one-time mill community along the Vermont border, is the site of Sunday’s Fox News town hall with the Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg, mayor of South Bend, Indiana.
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The city with a quaint downtown area had fallen on hard times, but has seen a steady recovery in the last few decades. It was also a reliable democratic stronghold in presidential elections for years — but went for President Trump in 2016. The community is very likely that many of the political pedestrian traffic is approaching as the next election.
Claremont, N. H., on Sunday, the Fox News town hall with Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg, is a one-time Democratic stronghold, President Donald Trump won the election in 2016
“It’s a lot about the hardness and endurance that the candidate can learn with people in Claremont,” said four-term, Democratic Republic of the Annie Kuster, who represents New Hampshire’s Second Congressional District.
Although the mills will be started along the sugar river shut down in the 1940s, it was not until the city to support employer – machine tool manufacturer, closed in the 1980s, the decline accelerated. The city’s population has shrunk from about 20,000 down to 13,000.
“It is a slow economic recovery,” Claremont resident and firefighter Brian Rapp was declared.
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Rapp, the current Treasurer of the New Hampshire Democratic party, stressed that “continuous investment and renovation in the area” was instrumental in the revival of the community.
Shops, restaurants, a community college, and service companies now occupy once-empty storefronts and mill buildings.
Renovated mill building in Claremont, N. H., are now the home of service-industrial and commercial facilities, such as the one-time under-recovered oppressed city of hard economic times
“As a former mill town, Claremont enormous amount of work to reinvent itself, by said looking forward and investing in its future,” said Kuster has done. “As in any community, the Claremont has it challenges, but as the city of Claremont has come together to expand economic opportunity.”
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The city in the last few decades was a stronghold of the Democrats in the race for the White house. The former President Barack Obama recognized the Claremont of about 1,200 votes in his 2008 presidential victory, and in 2012 his re-election.
But Trump carried the town by 151 votes over Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton in the 2016 election, to win the first GOP candidate, Claremont since 1988.
“Turnout in Claremont for the 2016 elections was excellent, almost 80 percent,” Republican mayor Charlene Lovett explains. “There is no doubt that 2016 elections, the people in Claremont, energized, and votes. We hope people in a similar way, attracted by the year 2020.”
Rapp pointed to the anger as a motivating factor for the high turnout in 2016.
“There were a lot of bad people. I think that Trump was able to make a connection with a lot of anger and I think this is what we saw in the election,” he said.
During the primaries, Trump is also the city won in a landslide over the rest of a crowded GOP primary field. And independent sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont to crushed Clinton by more than a two-to-one margin in the Democratic primary.
A month before the 2016 primary, Trump held a large and noisy rally in Claremont Stevens High School is, this is the Website of the Sunday is the Fox News of the city hall.
Rapp, a former school board chair, says he would like to know more about Buttigieg’s stance on education funding, looking forward to the event:
“It’s a national stage. I think Claremont’s ready for you.”