NHDP Calls on Presidential Candidates to Defend Granite Staters' First in the Nation Primary Against Florida Power Grab

New Hampshire Democratic Party Chairman Ray Buckley: "You can't win it if you don't defend it."

 

Concord - Today, New Hampshire Democratic Party Chairman Ray Buckley released the following statement demanding GOP presidential candidates stand up for New Hampshire's first in the nation status and against Florida's presidential primary power grab. This comes as Florida GOPers continue their call for an earlier primary as well as calling Granite Staters names.

 

"Protecting New Hampshire's first in the nation primary has always been a shared responsibility for both the Democratic and Republican Party.

 

"Presidential candidates hoping to earn Granite Staters' support must defend the New Hampshire primary to ensure our first in the nation status is protected. Not taking a stand in support of New Hampshire's first primary is the surest route to defeat in our important first in the nation election. Simply put, you can't win it if you don't defend it.

 

"Further, hoping that Florida's move 'won't come to pass' isn't enough, and I was very concerned to see that my counterpart Jack Kimball refused to join his colleagues in South Carolina and Iowa and condemn the Florida Republicans' attempt to jump to the front of the line."