Sunday at 9AM & NOON ET

June 8th, 2011
03:54 PM ET

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This Sunday, it’s politics: New Hampshire style.

We’re getting ready for our special State of the Union from Manchester, New Hampshire, to preview Monday’s Republican presidential debate, moderated by John King. Seven of the announced and likely-to-announce candidates will participate, including the first 2012 debate for Mitt Romney, Newt Gingrich, and Michele Bachmann. Candy will be at St. Anselm College, the site of the debate, to preview Monday’s festivities.

Our focus on Sunday will be to provide some in-depth analysis on New Hampshire politics. The Granite State has played a key role in kick starting the presidential election season for the past 50 years, and this year is no exception. Just about all of the candidates have already spent a great deal of time glad-handing the locals, knowing all too well their importance in deciding who will represent their party come next November.

Candy’s long-time field producer Mike Roselli estimates she has reported from New Hampshire at least 100 times during her career, probably qualifying her for state residency. Candy recalls one of her favorite New Hampshire memories… in 2000, Al Gore held a town hall meeting in Portsmouth that went on for hours - the questions went far beyond those that a presidential candidate would normally be asked.

So Candy and a New York Times reporter fantasized about questions they’d like to ask, including:

“Mr. Vice President, how do I get my whites whiter?”

Be sure to tune in this Sunday at 9am and 12pm eastern… where Candy may answer how she indeed gets her whites whiter.

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