Biden campaign co-chair Mitch Landrieu NH visit highlights Biden’s infrastructure successes versus Trump’s broken promises

White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre listens as White House Infrastructure Coordinator Mitch Landrieu speaks during a briefing at the White House, Friday, May 12, 2023, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

By Colin Booth

June 4, 2024

Former New Orleans Mayor and Biden-Harris national campaign co-chair Mitch Landrieu will visit New Hampshire this Wednesday to spotlight the significant infrastructure investments made under President Biden’s administration while drawing a contrast with the Donald Trump administration’s limited impact on the region.

Part of a campaign tour dubbed “Trump Failed, Biden Delivered”, the former White House infrastructure coordinator, Landrieu will emphasize the positive impacts of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, which has brought $1.6 billion in public investments for 118 projects across the Granite State.

Landrieu will also participate in the opening of the 13th New Hampshire Democratic coordinated campaign field office in Keene, a milestone for the Democratic campaign in the state while Republicans have still not revealed any public plans to open additional offices in the state besides their one in Manchester.

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Landrieu’s visit will include stops in Portsmouth, Rollinsford, Grafton, and Claremont to inspect and highlight local infrastructure projects. In Portsmouth, he will review the $1.6 million dredging project at Portsmouth Harbor, which aims to widen the Piscataqua River Turning Basin. In Rollinsford, he will discuss the $756,000 water system improvements funded through the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law. Grafton County’s $11.9 million fiber optic cable project will also be a focal point, aimed at providing faster and more reliable high-speed internet.

While Trump held seven “infrastructure weeks” without tangible results, the Biden administration has passed substantial legislation creating thousands of jobs and promoting economic growth. Trump’s infrastructure initiatives often stalled, whereas Biden signed one of the most significant infrastructure investments in recent history, addressing critical needs and revitalizing communities.

The Biden administration’s focus on tangible results and community-centered investments stands in stark contrast to the previous administration’s priorities, which favored tax breaks for the wealthy and big corporations over critical public investments. As Landrieu tours New Hampshire, he will not only highlight these accomplishments but also reinforce the message that Democratic leadership is essential for continued progress and support for Granite State communities.

Landrieu’s presence will highlight the significant differences between the Biden administration’s proactive infrastructure investments and the previous administration’s lack of follow-through, providing a compelling narrative for New Hampshire voters as the Democratic campaign ramps up.

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  • Colin Booth

    Based in Epsom, Colin Booth is Granite Post's political correspondent. A Granite State native and veteran political professional with a deep background in journalism, he's worked on campaigns and programs in battleground states across the country, ranging from New Hampshire, Texas, Pennsylvania and Washington D.C.

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