Most influential players in the New Hampshire primary
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In Iowa the dominant media organization is The Des Moines Register, in New Hampshire it is WMUR-TV. As the lead political reporter for the only television news channel in the state, Spradling is the most important person, besides the candidate, at any New Hampshire primary event. A campaign press secretary's entire day will be either made or ruined depending on whether WMUR covered their event. Besides being a consistent moderator for New Hampshire's televised debates, Spradling also co-anchors the 5 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. newscasts. He also hosts New Hampshire's version of 'Meet the Press' called 'Close-Up' every Sunday.
WMUR's political director/anchor Scott Spradling
In Iowa the dominant media organization is The Des Moines Register, in New Hampshire it is WMUR-TV. As the lead political reporter for the only television news channel in the state, Spradling is the most important person, besides the candidate, at any New Hampshire primary event. A campaign press secretary's entire day will be either made or ruined depending on whether WMUR covered their event. Besides being a consistent moderator for New Hampshire's televised debates, Spradling also co-anchors the 5 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. newscasts. He also hosts New Hampshire's version of "Meet the Press" called "Close-Up" every Sunday.
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