From NBC's Scott Foster and Mark Murray
The White House is trying to push back against any perception that today's town hall in New Hampshire will consist of only Democrats and Obama supporters.
Here is a part of a backgrounder it just released:
Like nearly every other town hall the White House has hosted, the vast majority of the tickets were available to the public via a website where people could register for the opportunity to receive tickets to attend the town hall. The remaining tickets were distributed by the White House to elected officials, community leaders, etc.