Sen. Barack Obama steps up his pre-exploratory 2008 presidential campaign, making his first trip to New Hampshire on Dec. 10.
The Illinois Democrat will be the guest at a party hosted by the New Hampshire Democratic Party in Manchester. Obama has been to Iowa, the home to the first presidential caucus, several times. New Hampshire, now that's a different story; this will be Obama's inaugural presidential mode visit.
Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton--the other top tier 2008 possibility, coming off her re-election in New York, has not made recent stops in Iowa or New Hampshire. But she knows the territory from her husbands' presidential campaigns.
Obama has told me if he gets in the 2008 primary for president, he fully expected to be part of the traditional process of running in the early Iowa and New Hampshire contests.
this from Obama and New Hampshire Democrats......
NH DEMOCRATIC PARTY TO HOST 2006 ELECTION CELEBRATION WITH SPECIAL GUEST
U.S. SENATOR BARACK OBAMA
CONCORD, NH – The New Hampshire Democratic Party will host a 2006 Election Celebration with special guest United States Senator Barack Obama (D-IL) and recently elected New Hampshire Democrats in Manchester on Sunday, December 10, 2006 to honor the historic victory that turned a red New Hampshire to solid blue for the first time since 1874.
“We are honored that Senator Obama has accepted our invitation to celebrate the historic, tidal wave victory New Hampshire’s Democrats experienced this November,��? said State Party Chair Kathy Sullivan. “There is much to celebrate. This year’s election not only means Democrats took control, it resulted in the complete flip of the last Republican strong hold in the Northeast.��?
WHAT: 2006 Election Celebration
WHO: U.S. Senator Barack Obama (D-IL) and New Hampshire Democrats
WHEN: Sunday, December 10, 2006
EVENT TIME: 3:30 p.m.
Center of New Hampshire Ballroom
700 Elm Street, Manchester