New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson will hold a press conference this afternoon to officially announce his departure from the Democratic presidential race—but he won’t be endorsing another Democratic candidate at this time.
“He wants to make a considered choice,” said Martha Burk, his senior advisor for women’s issues.
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In the press pen, among those who are not rewriting their already-filed "Obama Wins!" stories, we found James Montgomery, a reporter for MTV News who’s been following two teenage Obama volunteers. He said they were writhing in pain and biting their nails.
"This is why we’re here," he said.
Down the Read More
We’re here at Nashua South High School at the Barack Obama maybe-not victory party. The crowd just went wild–and we have no idea why! A quarter of the room is a press pen of sad angry people, who’ve been harassed by quite aggressive Obama campaign staffers. In short, we are a lot of people all Read More
It took the networks about 11 minutes to call New Hampshire for John McCain, silencing the speculation that Mitt Romney would score a last-minute victory in his neighboring state.
The margin–it appears that McCain’s margin will approach double-digits–means that Romney has suffered debilitating setbacks in the first two states, but his campaign will press on Read More
Anything short of a victory is a lethal setback for his campaign. If he wins, he’ll immediately seek to parlay his momentum into Michigan next week–a state he won in the 2000 primaries. New Hampshire and Michigan wins would establish McCain as the sole alternative to Mike Huckabee, potentially infusing his campaign Read More
New Hampshire traffic update!
On my way back from picking up a cell phone charger and a cup of coffee from Dunkin’ Donuts, a caller to the radio station that was playing in my car alerted listeners to a backup near the Dunkin’ Donuts on South Willow Street.
"I think there’s a candidate in there," Read More
Niall Stanage just checked in from the Broken Ground Elementary School in Concord, where Hillary Clinton visited and then left shortly after noon.
The school is host to a polling station, and one of the supervisors described turnout as "a little slow" for what’s normal at this time of day, with 940 people out of Read More
John McCain leads Mitt Romney approximately 37 percent to 28 percent, while Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton are locked in a very close race, according to early New Hampshire primary returns.
Approximately 11 percent of precincts have reported.
UPDATE: CNN is projecting McCain.
UPDATE: McCain has been declared the winner with approximately Read More
During her visit to Nashua North High School here in New Hampshire earlier this afternoon, Hillary Clinton did her second presser in three days and got into a testy exchange with Chris Matthews.
He asked her to distinguish her platform on returning troops from Iraq versus Barack Obama. Mrs. Clinton said a few words, not Read More