Statement of NHDP Chair Ray Buckley on Florida Republican's Disregard for Primary Calendar

Concord, NH - New Hampshire Democratic Party Chair Ray Buckley released the following statement on the Florida Republicans' decision to shift their primary date in violation of the approved calendar and force New Hampshire's first in the nation primary closer to the holiday season.

"It is appalling that Republican leaders in some states are not planning to adhere to the agreed upon calendar for the presidential contest. Unfortunately New Hampshire Republican Party Chairs Jack Kimball and Wayne McDonald, Senator Kelly Ayotte, and Congressmen Bass and Guinta have remained silent for months while their Republican colleagues in other states have been forcing our New Hampshire primary closer and closer to the winter holidays.  Now, New Hampshire voters will undoubtedly be hounded by Republican presidential wannabes as they try to spend time with their families this winter."