Press Release - Senator Lindsey Graham Speaks Out On Protecting The Early State Primaries In New Hampshire
Alexandria, VA — Today, Senator Lindsey Graham addressed the importance of protecting the valuable role that the early primary states play in vetting and testing the candidates, the danger of nationalizing the primary, and the Republican National Committee's responsibility to ensure that the Iowa caucuses, the New Hampshire primary, and the South Carolina primary remain significant.
Joined by GOP activists, former New Hampshire GOP Party Chairmen, and political leaders from around the state at City Hall in Manchester, Senator Graham said, "We will meet the challenge. We're not giving up without a fight. Live free or die is the motto of this state... We're not going to sit on the sidelines and watch our party make a fatal mistake at a crucial time."
Lindsey Graham 2016 launched a petition earlier this week that tells the media and Republican National Committee that all candidates should have their voices heard on the debate stage in an equal manner.
Please see below a list of some of those in attendance at the press conference:
Sen. Dave Boutin (R-Hooksett)
Fergus Cullen, Former New Hampshire GOP Party Chairman
Ted Gatsas, Mayor of Manchester, NH
Henry Herndon, Undeclared Voter & Climate Change Activist
Rep. Kathleen Hoelzel (R-Rockingham)
Eric Jostrum, GOP Activist from Sugar Hill, NH
Jane Lane, GOP Activist from Keene, NH
Peter Spaulding, Former Executive Councilor for District 2
John Stabile, Former New Hampshire GOP Party Chairman
Rep. Pam Tucker (R-Greenland)
Ray Wieczorek, Former Executive Councilor for District 4
Lindsey Graham, Press Release - Senator Lindsey Graham Speaks Out On Protecting The Early State Primaries In New Hampshire Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/310853