By: Mark Fitzgerald
Four regional New Hampshire papers are putting their clout behind a Web site devoted to the Granite State’s presidential primary.
The new site, http://www.nhprimary. com, bills itself as “the best place for genuine close-to-the-ground news reporting of what’s happening on the campaign trail.” The New Hampshire political event is the nation’s first primary, kicking off the 2000 presidential election season. A date for the primary election has not been set yet.
Cooperating on the site are The Telegraph in Nashua, the Portsmouth Herald, Foster’s Daily Democrat in Dover, and the Citizen in Laconia. The papers are traditionally overshadowed during the primary season by The Union Leader in Manchester, a daily with 63,000 circulation statewide.
The New Hampshire-based Web site also has news from IowaPulse (http:// www.IowaPulse.com), a site devoted to the Iowa caucuses that is operated by four Lee Enterprises Inc. papers in the state: the Quad-City Times in Davenport, the Globe-Gazette in Mason City, the Muscatine Journal, and The Ottumwa Courier.
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