New Hampshire Dems say Biden’s main calendar change will ‘wreak havoc’ within the state
New Hampshire Democrats contemplate proposed modifications to the first schedule championed by President Biden will “wreak havoc” within the state.
A letter despatched to White House chief of staff Ronald Klain and deputy chief of staff Jen O’Malley Dillon on Tuesday urged the 80-year-old president to rethink his help for shifting New Hampshire out of its slot as a result of the first-in-the-nation main, Politico reported.
The letter’s signatories embody former New Hampshire Gov. John Lynch, former Reps. Paul Hodes (D-N.H.) and Carol Shea-Porter (D-N.H.), and better than a dozen totally different Granite State Democrats.
The pols argue that making South Carolina the major main state in 2024 would put New Hampshire Democrats on the ballot subsequent 12 months in jeopardy.
“While we share your desire to elevate more diverse voices in the process, we believe that the proposed schedule could wreak havoc on Democrats up and down the ticket in New Hampshire and unnecessarily jeopardize four critical electoral votes in your re-election campaign,” reads the letter obtained by Politico.
The Democratic National Committee voted ultimate month to remove Iowa as the major caucus state and switch New Hampshire extra down the first schedule, shifting South Carolina as a lot as the No. 1 slot, in an effort, backed by Biden, at rising vary within the presidential nominating contest.
Last month, every of New Hampshire’s Democratic US senators, Jeanne Shaheen and Maggie Hassan, skipped the White House congressional ball in protest of the proposal.
“As Senator Shaheen has said, the President’s proposal unnecessarily makes Democrats in New Hampshire, from the top to the bottom of the ticket, vulnerable in 2024,” Sarah Weinstein, a spokeswoman for Shaheen, instructed The Post on the time.
Under the model new affiliation, the Palmetto State would preserve its main on Feb. 3, 2024. Nevada and New Hampshire will preserve their primaries three days later, adopted by Georgia on Feb. 13 and Michigan on Feb. 27.
Hassan referred to as the Biden-backed plan “deeply misguided” ultimate month.
“I strongly oppose the President’s deeply misguided proposal for changes to the primary calendar. Make no mistake, New Hampshire’s law is clear and our primary will continue to be First in the Nation,” Hassan wrote on Twitter ultimate month.
New Hampshire Democrats’ letter to the White House on Tuesday moreover talked about the plan locations their candidates in a “no-win position” and makes the state weak to being taken over by Republicans.
“New Hampshire Republicans have begun to use this move to attack New Hampshire Democrats – an attack that they are already capitalizing on in the 2024 election cycle, when everything from the state legislature and governorship to the two battleground Congressional seats and presidency will be at stake,” the letter reads.
“We are especially concerned about how this will impact your re-election,” the signatories add, referring to Biden.