New Hampshire appears to be reclaiming its political importance: Both President Obama and Mitt Romney will be campaigning there in the coming days.
Obama will appear on Saturday at events in Windham and Rochester, while Romney is expected to hold a town-hall meeting on Monday with his new running mate, Rep. Paul Ryan, in the Manchester area.
The race for the state's four electoral votes remains neck-and-neck, according to a poll released on Monday. In the latest WMUR-TV Granite State Poll, conducted over the last two weeks by the University of New Hampshire Survey Center, Obama led Romney 49 percent to 46 percent—a spread within the poll's margin of error.
Ryan was to have come to New Hampshire to be announced as Romney's running mate, but that plan changed because of funerals for mass shootings in Wisconsin that occurred in Ryan's district. His public rollout was moved to Virginia.