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NHDP Statement on DNC’s Vote on the Primary Calendar

PHILADELPHIA — In response to the DNC’s vote today on the primary calendar, NHDP Chair Ray Buckley released the following statement:


“Despite today’s vote, the fight is not over. As we have repeatedly pointed out, New Hampshire law requires us to hold the first-in-the-nation primary, and state Republican leaders have made clear that will not change.


“We remain extremely concerned about the effects this calendar will have on our purple, crucial battleground state. We were proud to deliver our four Electoral College votes to President Biden in 2020. Next year, those four votes can be the difference between sending President Biden back to the White House or ceding it to Republicans. Our focus is re-electing President Biden, winning the open race for governor, keeping our two battleground congressional seats, and regaining our legislative majorities — priorities that will be made infinitely harder by the DNC’s likely sanctions.


“We sincerely hope that the DNC will join us in understanding this reality, and work with us to elect – not punish – Democrats in our state.”

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