Candidate Statements on NH Setting its Primary Date

Hillary Clinton’s Statement on New Hampshire Primary Date

Manchester, NH – Senator Hillary Clinton issued the following statement in response to New Hampshire Secretary of State Bill Gardner setting the primary date for Tuesday, January 8, 2008.

"I support New Hampshire's special role in the primary process, and I look forward to discussing the important issues in this race with Granite State voters over the next 47 days."

Mitt Romney On The New Hampshire Primary

Boston, MA – Today, Governor Mitt Romney issued the following statement on the New Hampshire primary date:

"It is good news that New Hampshire's traditional role in the process has been maintained. I will work to ensure that all New Hampshire's delegates are seated at the Convention."

Obama Campaign Statement on the New Hampshire Primary Date

MANCHESTER , NH—Senator Barack Obama’s New Hampshire campaign released the following statement today following the Secretary of State’s announcement of a date for the Primary:

The New Hampshire Primary plays a vital role in our Democracy. It allows voters to get to know the candidates upclose—to ask tough questions and see who is trustworthy to lead this country forward. We’ve built an unmatched grassroots organization in New Hampshire, and we’re looking forward to sending a clear message on Primary Day that the American people want change they can believe in.”


John Edwards Statement on the Announcement of New Hampshire's Primary Date

(Manchester, NH) -- Senator John Edwards released the following statement in response to Bill Gardner's announcement that the New Hampshire primary will take place on January 8th:

“I am pleased that New Hampshire will retain its rightful place as the first-in-the-nation primary.  I applaud Bill Gardner's work to protect New Hampshire's significance in our nominating process.  The New Hampshire primary is critical because voters in New Hampshire take their responsibility seriously: they listen to the candidates, look them in the eye, ask them tough questions and size them up.  In New Hampshire, ideas truly matter more than money and that is precisely why this is anyone's race.

“I look forward to campaigning across New Hampshire during the final weeks of this campaign.  I have spent time in living rooms and town halls in every corner of the state and everywhere I go, I hear from voters that they're looking for real, meaningful change in Washington next November.  From now until January 8, I look forward to continuing to meet with voters to talk about my plans to shake up Washington and restore the power of government to the hands of regular, hardworking people.”


Richardson: Congratulates Bill Gardner for Successfully Defending New Hampshire's First-in-the-Nation Primary

Governor Bill Richardson released the following statement today congratulating New Hampshire Secretary of State Bill Gardner.

"I congratulate Bill Gardner for successfully defending New Hampshire's first-in-the-nation primary and preserving the very special role played by discerning New Hampshire voters."