The president on Tuesday will travel to NH 175 bridge, which crosses the Pemigewasset River in the White Mountains in the northern part of the state. The structure for the past eight years has been on New Hampshire's "red list" of bridges in poor condition.
The White House says the president "will deliver remarks on how the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law repairs and rebuilds the nation's roads and bridges while strengthening resilience to climate change and creating good-paying, union jobs."
But Democratic strategists say that campaign politics in the 2022 midterms and the 2024 White House race are concerns in the president's itinerary.
"There's no decision that the White House makes about where to send the president that doesn't have some sort of political consideration. They're not choosing these places by accident, ever," a Democratic strategist with ties to Biden world told Fox News.
But the strategist stressed next year's midterms, rather than the 2024 White House race, as the primary political force for heading to the Granite State the day after the president passed the measure, the largest investment in the nation's decaying roads and bridges in decades.
"I would be more inclined to say that this trip would have more motivation in 2022 rather than 2024. I don't think that's where people's heads are right now," the strategist, who asked to remain anonymous to speak more freely, said.
New Hampshire will be right in the middle of the action as Democrats hope to hold onto their super-thin majorities in the House of Representatives and Senate in next year's midterms. Democratic Sen. Maggie Hassan is up for reelection in a critical race that could settle the balance of power in the chamber. While Republicans lost their top recruit when GOP Gov. Chris Sununu announced last week he would bid reelection rather than challenge the senator, the GOP still views Hassan as vulnerable.
Republicans are assured they can shift from blue to red in New Hampshire's First Congressional District, a perpetual top House battleground. Hassan and the rest of New Hampshire's all-Democrat congressional delegation were at the White House for Monday's bill signing ceremony and were expected to fly to the Granite State on board Air Force One and join Biden at the event in North Woodstock, New Hampshire.