It might look like President Biden is running for president — but not in New Hampshire.
The The party brass of the ‘Live Free or Die’ state is telling the Sun that the president’s name will not be on The ballot was there New Hampshire won’t bow to The national party’s demand that it give up its first-in-the-nation primary.
“That’s what I’ve heard,” the New Hampshire Raymond Buckley, chairman of the Democratic Party, informs The Sun that Mr. Biden is going to file for his own name on If the Granite State has its primary first, the ballot will be taken. “New Hampshire is gonna go first. They seem to have a false impression that there’s a question about that.”
New Hampshire It has held its primary position before all other states, and it is honored in the state constitution. law.
The Democratic National Committee in February voted against the Iowa caucus. Instead, it voted to move South Carolina into the first primary. on Feb. 3, then February 4. New Hampshire Nevada, three days later. The early window will be closed by Georgia and Michigan on February 13th and 27.
The move to South Carolina is seen as a payback by Mr. Biden in recognition of the important role that the Palmetto State had in helping him win the 2020 nomination. In the Iowa caucus, Mr. Biden was defeated and he came in fifth. New HampshireTo travel to South Carolina, you must leave the Granite State prior to Election Day
He won with Congressman Jim Clyburn’s help and the mobilization of Black votes. The majority of Mr. Biden’s After the election in South Carolina, the challengers dropped out and supported him.
“For decades, Black voters in particular have been the backbone of the Democratic Party but have been pushed to the back of the early primary process,” Mr. Biden wrote to the DNC’s Rules & Bylaws Committee in December.
The New primary calendar is available for Mr. Biden’s suggestions. New Hampshire Iowa and Iowa have a 90% white population.
The Schedule will allow Mr. Biden to be nominated if he wants to run for re-election. 2024This he indicated that he would do. The Jill Biden (first lady) recently denied rumors that Mr. Biden would not run. She told the Associated Press. “He says he’s not done. He’s not finished what he’s started.”
The DNC’s Rules & Bylaws Committee met multiple times over the past year to debate primary calendar changes, but Mr. Buckley says he was repeatedly assured throughout the process that New Hampshire’s first-in-the-nation primary would not face the chopping block.
“We certainly were assured that New Hampshire was safe,” According to Mr. Buckley. “Part of what some of the Washington people dislike about the New Hampshire primary is that we do give everyone a shot and a level playing field. And we tend not to go with the establishment candidate.”
New Hampshire Chris Pappas (a Democrat congressman) put it bluntly: “What happened with the DNC was a total betrayal by Joe Biden,” He said. “We are not done yet fighting, and we do have an important card to play in terms of scheduling our primary first in the nation, where it belongs.”
New Hampshire’s Republican secretary of state, David Scanlan, has confirmed that New Hampshire Schedule its primary first. The Republican National Committee is also committed to keeping the old nominating cycle.
“We are going to continue to invite candidates to come to New Hampshire,” Mr. Pappas said. “This is a process that is bigger than any one president.”
The Marianne Williamson (author and spiritual leader) is officially launching her intraparty Biden campaign. 2024 Democratic nomination Saturday in Washington, D.C. Ms. Williams, a long shot candidate, also ran for President 2020. She has stated that she will be traveling to New Hampshire soon.
Ms. Williams’s 2020 New Hampshire campaign director, Paul Hodes, a former congressman, won’t be supporting her candidacy this time. “If Biden runs, I’m going to support Biden,” Sun, Mr. Hodes.
Robert F. Kennedy Jr. will also be coming to the event on Friday New Hampshire to speak at the Politics & Eggs breakfast at St. Anselm College, a traditional stop for presidential hopefuls. Vice President Pence, Secretary Pompeo, and a former Arkansas governor, Asa Hutchinson — Republicans considered likely 2024 contenders — have all spoken at this breakfast in recent months.
Robert F. Kennedy’s son and President John F. Kennedy’s nephew, Mr. Kennedy are both deceased. Kennedy, an attorney and environmental activist, is well known for his anti-vaccine stance. Mr. Kennedy’s anti-vaccine stance may position him well in New Hampshire It will be opposed by libertarians who are often vocal about their objection to Covid vaccinations. However, it won’t win favor with Democrats.
Although Mr. Kennedy is yet to confirm if he will run for President, the possibility was hinted at on Twitter by New Hampshire Neil Levesque is the Director of Institute of Politics. He will be hosting. “the premier stop for prospective Presidential Candidates.”
Like the Republicans, who won’t be standing aside for Trump, the potential Democratic candidates, including the transportation secretary Pete Buttigieg and Governor Pritzker in Illinois and Governor Whitmer in Michigan, are waiting to see if Senator Biden enters the race. The Gavin Newsom is the governor of California and has assured the White House that he won’t challenge President Biden.
More than 60 percent of Democrats don’t want Mr. Biden to run again in 2024According to a February AP/Norc survey poll. At the end of his second term Mr. Biden will be 86 years old. Discussions about his mental and age-related problems have plagued his previous term. According to reports, Democrats hope Mr. Biden will step aside as they promised him a one-term term. “bridge” When he was running for president in 2020.
Mr. Biden’s low approval rating and Americans’ waning enthusiasm for another Biden term may nudge one of these higher-profile possible contenders to jump in the race. No matter what, the winner will be someone. New Hampshire Primarily, and if Mr. Biden has not on the ballot, it won’t be him.
“It will either be a prominent person to put their name on the ballot or it could end up being a truck driver from Oklahoma City that just happens to have a name that’s, you know, similar to a celebrity or something,” According to Mr. Buckley. “Republicans will certainly grab ahold of that and declare whoever that person is is the — quote, unquote — front runner on the Democratic side.”
A way that the Democratic Party might deal with the situation is to punish candidates who are registered in the state and put their names on it on they are not included in the debates. The DNC can also penalize New Hampshire The convention will not be able to seat them if the state is stripped of its delegate.
“There’s a lot of barroom talk,” “Mr. Buckley” says. “none of that’s been specifically laid out.”
The Democratic National Committee penalized Florida and Michigan for holding their primaries too early in 2008 In the beginning, both states lost their delegate count and were told that they would not be supporting candidates from either state. President Obama’s name was not on The Michigan election ballot.
The Later, the DNC reversed its decision. Florida and Michigan were awarded half of their respective delegate counts. In tight primaries, Secretary Clinton won both the states.
Michigan and Florida leapfrogging each other’s calendars opened up a door to Democratic Party talks around Iowa’s dominant position. New Hampshire in the process of nominating, which resulted in the calendar shakeup.
“The DNC would be wise not to try to exact retribution” on New HampshireAccording to Mr. Hodes. If Mr. Biden is not on He says that Democrats will organise a ballot for the election. “robust write-in campaign,” though that didn’t work well for Mr. Obama in Michigan in 2008.
Mr. Buckley says it’s “highly unlikely” His name will be given by Mr. Biden on the ballot, but he’s holding out hope. “In politics, nearly a year is a lifetime. Anything could happen,” He said.