Feb. 9, 2016 New Hampshire Primary: Results and Reactions



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New Hampshire Democratic Party
February 9, 2016
8:40 PM

NHDP Statement on Tonight’s FITN Republican Primary

Manchester, N.H. - After the results of New Hampshire’s First-in-the-Nation primary, New Hampshire Democratic Party Chair Ray Buckley made the following statement:

"The selection of Donald Trump by Granite State Republicans spells disaster for Senator Kelly Ayotte, gubernatorial candidate Chris Sununu, and Congressman Frank Guinta, who will support their eventual nominee and his hateful comments and divisive ideas. Up and down the ballot, independent-minded Granite State voters will reject the Republican party’s extremist positions on issues ranging from defunding women’s health care to cutting Social Security, from denying action on climate change to taking us backwards on access to health insurance and marriage equality.”

 9:37 PM

NHDP Statement on Tonight’s FITN Democratic Primary

Manchester, N.H. - After the results of New Hampshire’s First-in-the-Nation primary, New Hampshire Democratic Party Chair Ray Buckley made the following statement.

“The passion and enthusiasm of Granite State Democrats was on full display in today’s First-in-the-Nation Primary that set records for turnout. Voters across our state demonstrated why New Hampshire continues to hold a special place as the first in the nation primary.”

“I want to congratulate Senator Bernie Sanders on his win here tonight and to commend him and Secretary Hillary Clinton on running tremendous organizations here in the Granite State. Their work here on the ground organizing voters around their commitment to move our country forward has not only moved forward Democratic values in our state, but has helped give New Hampshire Democrats in November a strong foundation from which to build.”

“As the selection process continues in Nevada, South Carolina and beyond, we know that whoever our eventual nominee is, they will be a strong, unifying leader who will continue to build upon the successes of the past seven years.”

“I want to thank the thousands of volunteers and supporters across the Granite State who devoted their time and energy to this election. Your energy and dedication is a credit to New Hampshire and to the Democratic Party—thank you for being a part of this special process and let’s work together through November to elect Democrats up and down the ballot.”

Democratic National Committee


February 9, 2016

DNC Chair Statement on New Hampshire Primary Results 

WASHINGTON — DNC Chair Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz released the following statement on the results of the New Hampshire primary:
“I want to congratulate tonight’s Democratic winner, Bernie Sanders for his victory in the New Hampshire primary. I would also like to congratulate both of our campaigns for their spirited engagement with Granite Staters, who take their first-in-the-nation responsibility so seriously.
“Both Democratic candidates for president have been smart and substantive, and they understand how to build on the incredible progress we’ve made over the last seven years to continue expanding opportunity for hardworking Americans.
“By contrast, Donald Trump’s victory tonight in New Hampshire should send a clear message to independent-minded and moderate Americans across the country – the rise of extreme elements in the Republican primary isn’t just entertainment anymore, it has overtaken the GOP. Donald Trump started his campaign calling immigrants rapists and drug dealers, eventually called for banning members of an entire religion from entering America and recently said he would bring back interrogation techniques ‘a hell of a lot worse than waterboarding.’
“Trump’s dominance over the Republican Party is a troubling development in our politics, but it also means the choice this November will be crystal clear. I am more confident than ever that the American people will opt for Democratic leadership that has created more than 14 million new jobs. We must elect a Democrat as the 45th president of the United States.”

Bernie 2016
February 10, 2016

Sanders Wins Big in New Hampshire Presidential Primary

CONCORD, N.H. – Bernie Sanders won Tuesday’s New Hampshire Democratic Party presidential primary in a double-digit landslide over Hillary Clinton.

“Together, we have sent a message that will echo from Wall Street to Washington and from Maine to California that the government of this great nation belongs to all of the people and not just a handful of wealthy campaign contributors and their super PACs,” Sanders told supporters crowded into a high school gymnasium.

Sanders’ big victory in the first state to hold a presidential primary defied pundits’ predictions last summer of a Clinton coronation. “Nine months ago, we began our campaign here in the Granite State,” Sanders said. “We had no campaign organization and we had no money. And we were taking on the most powerful political organization in the United States of America, a team that defeated Barack Obama here in the Democratic primary in 2008.

“And tonight, through a record-breaking voter turnout, we won because we harnessed the energy and the excitement that the Democratic Party will need to succeed in November.”

The New Hampshire primary results came eight days after another come-from-behind finish for Sanders in precinct caucuses in Iowa, where the one-time distant underdog fought Clinton to a virtual tie.

“Tonight,” Sanders said at Concord High School, “we served notice to the political and economic establishment of this country that the American people will not continue to accept a corrupt campaign finance system that is undermining American democracy and a rigged economy in which ordinary Americans work longer hours for lower wages while almost all new income and wealth goes to the top 1 percent.”

Before speaking to supporters, Sanders and his wife, Jane, watched the returns on television sets set up in the corners of a school gymnasium. While he was waiting to deliver his speech, the senator also played basketball with his children and grandchildren.

Watch the speech:

Correct the Record [pro-Clinton]
CONTACT: Correct The Record
Adrienne Watson / Daniel Wessel 


Washington, DC — Correct The Record President Brad Woodhouse released the following statement in response to Donald Trump's victory in New Hampshire tonight.
“For anyone who downplayed the prospects of Donald Trump's candidacy, tonight’s results made it absolutely clear that Trump has taken over the GOP,” said Brad Woodhouse, President of Correct The Record. “With a near win in Iowa and complete dominance in New Hampshire, Trump has proven that his particular brand of Muslim-bashing, fear-baiting, woman-hating, torture-touting, wall-building rabble rousing is exactly what Republican primary-goers want.
"The Republican establishment first dismissed Trump and then tried to wish him away.  Now they are resigned to the fact he may actually be the nominee. Since it was the GOP which fanned the flames of Tea Party anger that gave rise to Trump to begin with, it’s fitting that they may be stuck with one another."

Correct The Record is a strategic research and rapid response team designed to defend Hillary Clinton from baseless attacks.


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New Hampshire Republican Party
For Immediate Release: February 22th, 2016
Contact: Ross Berry

NHGOP Announces Certified Delegate Allocations

Concord – Today the New Hampshire Secretary of State, per New Hampshire RSA 659:93, certified the delegate count and allocation for New Hampshire’s delegation to the Republican National Convention (July 18th-21st).

The New Hampshire Republican State Committee has been notified that the following candidates have been allotted the total number of delegates next to their names below.

Donald Trump – 11
John Kasich – 4
Jeb Bush – 3
Ted Cruz – 3
Marco Rubio – 2

Total -  23


Ed. note: In an interesting postscript, on March 1, 2016 the New York Times reported that NH Secretary of State's office has mistakenly awarded one of Rubio's delegates to Trump.  See:
Josh Katz and Quoctrung Bui (The Upshot).  "How New Hampshire Used the Wrong Math and Gave One of Rubio’s Delegates to Trump."  The New York Times, March 1, 2016.

New Hampshire Republican Party
For Immediate Release: February 9th, 2016
Contact: Ross Berry


CONCORD – New Hampshire Republican State Committee Chairman Jennifer Horn released the following statement today following tonight's First in the Nation Primary results.

"I want to offer my congratulations and gratitude to all of our Republican candidates tonight.  The 2016 Republican primary has offered the American people the most qualified and diverse field of candidates our party has ever seen and I am fully confident that amongst those who are moving on to South Carolina is the next President of the United States.

I also extend a very sincere thank you to everyone who volunteered their efforts to any of the campaigns.  Activists are the heart and soul of every political effort and it is their dedication and passion that grows and preserves our great party.

Tonight, New Hampshire Democrats embarrassed Hillary Clinton by overwhelmingly supported a radical socialist who supports policies that would kill jobs and destroy our economy. Bernie Sanders decisive victory shows how extreme the Democrat Party has become and how dramatically out of touch it is with the values and priorities of middle class families."


Republican National Committee
February 9, 2016

RNC Statement On Clinton’s Defeat In The New Hampshire Primary

WASHINGTON  – Republican National Committee (RNC) Chairman Reince Priebus released the followingstatement on Hillary Clinton’s loss in the New Hampshire primary:
“After an embarrassing showing in Iowa, Hillary Clinton’s resounding loss in New Hampshire is another devastating blow for her campaign. No amount of spin can make up for such a crushing defeat in a state that has for decades been in the Clintons’ corner. It’s clear that the FBI investigation into Hillary Clinton’s reckless conduct as Secretary of State has become a massive liability for her campaign and that even Democrats find her dishonesty and hypocrisy unacceptable. The prospect that Democrats could nominate a self-avowed socialist is growing more probable by the day, and shows how off course Hillary Clinton’s coronation has gone.” 
ed. note - Neither the state party nor the RNC acknowledged the winner, Donald Trump, by name.

Carson America
February 9, 2016

 Dr. Ben Carson's Statement on the New Hampshire Primary

“One of the most enjoyable aspects of the election process is getting to meet so many great people across the country, and New Hampshire has been no exception. I’m honored and humbled to have the generous backing of so many citizens of The Granite State, and I thank everyone for their kind hospitality and support. I commend the many staff and volunteers from New Hampshire who worked tirelessly to spread our call to return faith, integrity and common sense to American leadership. Across New Hampshire I heard from people who were sick and tired of D.C. insider political games and manipulation. Voters around the country are looking for new leadership in Washington, which is why I’m working so hard to return 'We the People' to the White House. I will carry on this fight for as long as the people stand with me. As we now move on to South Carolina, Nevada and the Super Tuesday states, I will continue to stand for integrity, accountability and honest leadership.”
A. Larry Ross
Communications Director


New Day for America [pro-Kasich]

STATEMENT: John Kasich Finishes Strong In New Hampshire, Continues To Beat Expectations

February 9, 2016 – In response to Ohio Governor John Kasich's strong performance in the New Hampshire primaryNew Day For America Executive Director Matt Carle released the following statement

"Throughout this campaign, John Kasich's optimistic vision for our country set him apart from the other candidates in this race, and the voters just rewarded him for it. For months, the media, political pundits and other campaigns attempted to write his political obituary. Undoubtedly, these same people will now say John Kasich doesn't have the resources or the organization to win. It seems the more people doubt John Kasich, the stronger he gets. John Kasich is the conservative, optimistic leader who has won 12-out-of-12 elections in the key swing state of Ohio and can win in November. State by state, we're confident he will continue to connect with voters and ultimately become our Republican nominee. On to South Carolina!"


John Kasich: The Underestimated 2016 Candidate


Roll Call In January 2016: “It’s Official: Put A Fork In Kasich’s Candidacy”(Stuart Rothenberg, “It’s Official: Put A Fork In Kasich’s Candidacy,” Roll Call, 1/29/16)

Bloomberg, On Kasich’s New Hampshire Standing In December 2015: “So Far, The Pieces Do Not Appear To Be Falling Into Place…” “Governors Chris Christie of New Jersey, John Kasich of Ohio and Jeb Bush (formerly) of Florida were supposed to prove their political clout in the Granite State. No Republican in the modern primary era since the 1970s has won the nomination without taking Iowa or New Hampshire, and the three have staked their campaigns on the state where the Republican electorateelatively centrist compared to Iowa and South Carolina, has successfully selected the past two Republican nominees.  So far, the pieces do not appear to be falling into place for anti-Trump Republicans.” (Sahil Kapur and Kevin Cirilli, “How Anti-Trump Republicans Are Blowing Their Chance In New Hampshire,” Bloomberg, 12/23/15)

The Columbus Dispatch In December 2015: “Kasich’s Campaign Seen As Lacking Momentum” (Jessica Wehrman and Jack Torry, “Kasich’s Campaign Seen As Lacking Momentum,” The Columbus Dispatch, 12/7/15)

The Washington Times In November 2015: Kasich Has “Stalled, Leaving Analysts To Question His Strategy Choices.” “He got a late start as one of the last candidates to announce, in a field already crowded with governors appealing to the establishment wing of the GOP — leaving him little choice but to try to make a stand in New Hampshire, which is the most moderate-friendly of the early-primary states. A well-received performance in the first presidential debate in August gave him a boost, but he’s since stalled, leaving analysts to question his strategy choices.” (Kelly Riddell, “Kasich Pins Presidential Hopes On NewHampshire Primary,” The Washington Times, 11/2/15)

Conservative Commentator Brent Bozell In November 2015: “Remember Wile E. Coyote Going Over The Cliff And Landing With A Pathetic ‘Poof’? That Was The Kasich Campaign Tonight.” “Instead, he finds himself mocked by his party’s base as a liberal turncoat in a way that echoes the reaction to Jon Huntsman’s short-lived 2012 campaign. After the Fox debateedState founder Erick Erickson labeled Kasich an ‘ass.’ Brent Bozell tweeted: ‘Remember Wile E. Coyote going over the cliff and landing with a pathetic ‘poof’? That was the Kasich campaign tonight.’” (Gabriel Sherman, “And John Kasich Is the Angry One?,” NewYork Magazine, 11/13/15)

Dayton Daily News Headline In October 2015: “Kasich Losing Traction In Crowded GOP Race” (Jessica Wehrman, “Kasich Losing Traction In Crowded GOP Race,” Dayton Daily News, 10/9/15)

National Review, On Kasich In October 2015: “His Poll Numbers Slipping And His Path To The Presidential Nomination Looking Increasingly Narrow…” “With his poll numbers slipping and his path to the presidential nomination looking increasingly narrow, Kasich is preparing to fight to break out of the pack and ensure that when New Hampshire voters go to the polls in February, they go with him. Kasich has worked hard to portray himself as the adult in the room: a popular governor of a swing state, a former congressman who helped push through the last balanced budget, a candidate willing to own the fact that he might be more palatable in a general election than in a primary, and unwilling to engage in the histrionic squabbles that have so far defined the Republican field.”  (Alexis Levinson, “As His Poll Numbers Slide, Kasich Goes On The Offensive,”National Review, 10/15/15)

The Columbus Dispatch In October 2015: “These Have Not Been Easy Days For Republican Presidential Candidate John Kasich. A Spate Of Fresh Polls Shows He Is Fading…” “These have not been easy days for Republican presidential candidate John Kasich. A spate of fresh polls shows he is fading not only in New Hampshire but also in his own state of Ohio. He was relatively invisible in the last Republican presidential debate and seems unable to break past the dominant presence of New York billionaire Donald Trumpetired Baltimore neurosurgeon Ben Carson and former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina.” (Jessica Wehrman and Jack Torry, “Can Kasich Regain Lost Momentum?,” The Columbus Dispatch, 10/12/15)

The Christian Science Monitor In September 2015: “Does John Kasich Have A Strategic Plan, And If He Does, What Is It?” “Does John Kasich have a strategic plan, and if he does, what is it? Those are questions that ran through our head every time Ohio Governor Kasich got rolling during the Republican debate at the Ronald Reagan library near Los Angeles on Wednesday night. He spoke well, so this isn’t a comment on his particular debate performance. It’s just that he seemed like such an outlier.” (Peter Grier, “GOP Debate: What Was John Kasich Thinking?,” The Christian Science Monitor, 9/17/15)

National Review Headline In August 2015: “John Kasich’s Exaggerated Momentum” (Jim Geraghty, “John Kasich’s Exaggerated Momentum,” National Review, 8/4/15)

Politico In July 2015: “John Kasich Throws A Hail Mary: The Ohio Governor Needs To Get His Name Out There, And Fast” (Alex Isenstadt, “John Kasich Throws A Hail Mary,” Politico, 7/21/15)

Conservative Commentator Erick Erickson: “John Kasich Does Not Want To Be President. He Wants To Be The Guy Who Scuttles The Chances Of Other Candidates.” “Erick Erickson, editor-in-chief of the conservative website RedState.com, wrote Wednesday that Ohio Gov. John Kasich (R) would only enter the 2016 GOP presidential race to “take out another Republican” like assassin John Wilkes Booth. Erickson’s comments about Kasich, who has been considering entering the race, were made in a blog post for ‘The Erick Erickson Show’ and in an email to his subscribers. ‘John Kasich does not want to be President. He wants to be the guy who scuttles the chances of other candidates,’ Erickson wrote. ‘This isn’t a Presidential campaign, it is John Wilkes Booth acting on a debate stage until he can take out another Republican. Metaphorically speaking, of course.’”(Ahiza Garcia, “Erick Erickson: Kasich Would Be Like 'John Wilkes Booth' If He Runs For Prez,” Talking Points Memo, 6/11/15)


The Wall Street Journal In January 2016: “The Primetime Event Is Likely To Feature Fewer Candidates. … Ohio Gov. John Kasich Could Get Bumped…”“Another GOP debate takes place next Thursday, and the primetime event is likely to feature fewer candidates. Host Fox Business Network will announce Monday which candidates qualify. … And Ohio Gov. John Kasich could get bumped too.” (Randy Yeip, “At The Next Republican Debate, A Less Crowded Stage?,” The Wall Street Journal, 1/8/16)

The Columbus Dispatch In January 2016: “He Has Squeaked Into Each Of Five Debates Featuring The Top-Polling Republican Contenders. But Kasich’s Poll Numbers Are Stagnant.” “So far he has squeaked into each of five debates featuring the top-polling Republican contenders. But Kasich’s poll numbers are stagnant. And poll numbers are the main criteria used to determine who participates in the main event and who suffers the indignity of being in the “kiddie table” debate that serves as a warm-up act.” (Henry J. Gomez, “What To Expect From John Kasich As He Enters The Most Important Month Of His Political Career,” The Cleveland Plain Dealer, 1/6/16)

The Washington Post, On Kasich’s Debate Stage Standing In July 2015: “The Problem Is That He's Likely Too Late. … That Puts Kasich Out Of The Running -- And By A Decent Percentage.” “The short-term problem is different, but related. Kasich hopes to be able to parlay his announcement into enough of a bump in the polls to make the stage at the first debate in Ohio on August 6. The problem is that he's likely too late. … To determine participation, Fox will look at the average of the five most recent national polls. That puts Kasich out of the running -- and by a decent percentage.” (Philip Bump, “John Kasich’s Three Big Problems,” The Washington Post, 7/21/15)

The Washington Post In July 2015: “Kasich Starts So Far Down The Ladder … That There’s A Chance That He Might Not Even Make It Onto The Stage Of The First Republican Debate…”  “Kasich starts so far down the ladder – polling nationally at about 2 percent — that there’s a chance that he might not even make it onto the stage of the first Republican debate in his home state of Ohio. His three-day swing through New Hampshire is his best chance to get a bump in the ratings, and get on stage. How he starts is crucial to how he finishes.” (Ben Terris, “Kasich ‘Not Too Hot, Or Too Cold’ At His First New Hampshire Town Hall,” The Washington Post, 7/21/15)


New Day For America is an independent organization committed to electing conservative Ohio Governor John Kasich as the next President of the United States. John Kasich is the only candidate who will fix what's broken in Washington by shaking up the political system, breathing new ideas into the process, and fighting to restore the conservative values that make our country stronger. NewDay For America independently supports John Kasich through television advertising, digital advertising, direct mail and other targeted voter contact efforts.



Marco Rubio for President

Marco's Remarks to Supporters Following NH Primary

"I want you to understand something. Our disappointment tonight is not on you, it's on me. It is on me. I did not do well on Saturday night -- listen to this: that will never happen again. That will never happen again. Let me tell you why it will never happen again. It’s not about me, it’s not about this campaign, it is about this election. It’s about what’s at stake in this election." - Marco Rubio

Watch Marco's Speech From New Hampshire Here


MARCO: Thank you so much. Thank you. So about forty minutes ago, I called Donald Trump. I congratulated him on a big win for him. He deserves congratulations. He worked very hard and they did very well. No, no, no -- He worked very hard and he earned this victory and I congratulated him on that.

And I want to thank all of you. I know you worked very hard. Our team here in New Hampshire did a phenomenal job. You worked incredibly hard and I am grateful to you. 

We are still watching these numbers, we will see where it winds up, but I can just tell you I know many people are disappointed. I am disappointed with tonight. 

I want you to understand. But I want you to understand something. I want you to understand something. Our disappointment tonight is not on you, it's on me. It is on me. I did not do well on Saturday night -- listen to this: that will never happen again. That will never happen again.

Let me tell you why it will never happen again. It’s not about me, it’s not about this campaign, it is about this election. It’s about what’s at stake in this election. You see for the last seven years we have a president that’s been doing tremendous damage to this country – tremendous damage. We have a president who is trying to redefine the relationship between government and our economy. Taking over our healthcare system. Every solution to every problem is a tax increase.
We have a president that is doing damage and undermining the constitution, waging war on the Second Amendment, undermining religious liberties. We have a president that is doing damage to America's standing in the world. A president who views us as an arrogant country that needed to be cut down to size, so he guts our military and betrays our allies. And in this election, what we have to decide is are we going to keep doing this. Because we will keep doing this if Hillary Clinton is elected. This is what will continue to happen if Bernie Sanders is elected. If they win, all of the damage Barack Obama has done to America, it becomes permanent. That's why they cannot win. That's why they cannot win this election. That's why we must win this election, and we will win this election.


We will win this election. 


We will win this election and we must win this election.

You're number one with us Marco!

Thank you.


We must win this election because if we don't win this election, we may lose our country. If we don't win this election, my children and yours will not inherit the greatest nation in the history of the world, which is what our parents and our grandparents left for us. So tonight, we did not wind up where we wanted to be, but that does not change where we're going to wind up at the end of this process.


And it is on nights like tonight, and on moments such as these, that I am reminded that my family has faced great challenge their entire lives. I remember one story in particular, when I was young - must have been seven going on eight, and my father lost his job. He was a manager at an apartment building, and some new people bought the building, and within 48 hours they had changed the locks, they told us we had to move out. I'll never forget, I was a young child, but I remember my parents scrambling to get a moving truck, get all our furniture loaded in there as quickly as possible, because on Monday we needed to find a new house and my father needed to find a new job. 

And it was hard because most of his life he had been a bartender here in the U.S. He had been an apartment manager for about a year and a half, and then he couldn't find bartending work on Miami Beach. My father in January 1979 left to Las Vegas by himself, leaving his children and his wife in Miami to go look for a job. Now he had worked for 20 years as a bartender, and when he got to Las Vegas the only jobs he could find was a busboy. After 20 years of working as a bartender this gentleman - already well into his fifties - was carrying buckets of ice and cleaning glasses for bartenders half his age and not even a tenth of their experience. It was a very humbling experience. It was hard. But he was not prideful. He understood that it wasn't about him, it was about us. My father, more than halfway into his life, was willing to do whatever it took, so that our future could be better.

Well that's the challenge before our country now. Not all the days are going to be great days, we're not always going to get things the way we want, but in the end I am confident that not only will this campaign be successful, but America will be successful as well. 

I am confident that when this process is done, this nation will discover and re-embrace the principles that made her great. I am confident -- 


I am confident because for over two centuries, because for over two centuries Americans in the end, have always gotten it right. 
In each generation, in each generation before us, Americans have always done what needed to be done and I know with all my heart that we will do what needs to be done in this generation.
To leave for our children what they deserve to inherit. A New American Century, the greatest nation on earth, that is what we will do in this election.


So, New Hampshire, I thank you for welcoming us. I thank you for the snow, my kids had a great time. I thank you for your votes. I thank you for the hours you gave us on the phones and the doors that you knocked. I thank you. You will see us again because we're coming back in November to win the general election. And New England, New England, New England, Maine, Vermont, Massachusetts, we'll see you in a few weeks. We are going to come and win. And South Carolina, we are on the way! Thank you and God bless you.


Thank you.


Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee
Feb 10 2016

DSCC Statement on New Hampshire Primary Results

DSCC Communications Director Sadie Weiner released the following statement on the New Hampshire Primary results:
“Tonight’s results reaffirm what we learned in Iowa: the Republican majority is endangered. Donald Trump has done nothing but cause anxiety and heartburn for Senate incumbents and candidates since his launch, and the increasing likelihood of his nomination is another complication for the vulnerable GOP majority. There’s no better case than New Hampshire’s own Kelly Ayotte, whose very public struggle with a Trump nomination undermines her candidacy daily. She and her Republican colleagues are already on the record against women’s health, against student loan reform, against equal pay and against growing the middle class – and now it’s looking more and more like they will be tied to a volatile nominee who will repulse moderate voters. We’ve said it before, and we’ll say it again, it is not a good time to be a Republican senate candidate.”
EMILY's List (backed Clinton)
February 9, 2016

EMILY’s List Statement on New Hampshire’s Democratic Primary Results

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today EMILY’s List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politicseleased the following statement on the New Hampshire primary results:

“The EMILY’s List community couldn't be prouder of how hard Hillary and her team fought for every vote in New Hampshire,” said Stephanie Schriock, president of EMILY's List. “Even when facing tough odds, Hillary is going to work for every vote in every state because she knows how much is at stake. While New Hampshire’s longtime neighbor Bernie Sanders came out ahead tonight, it’s clear that Hillary is still the only candidate who has what it takes to raise incomes and move our country forward – and she is the only candidate who can stop the radical Republicans who are determined to undo all the progress we’ve worked so hard to make for women and families. Hillary Clinton is ready to take the case to Nevada, South Carolina, and to working families everywhere. She has strong support across the country, especially from communities of Americans whose voices have not yet been heard. EMILY’s List is excited and proud to support Hillary Clinton every step of the way on the long road ahead.”

EMILY’s List Statement on New Hampshire Republican Primary Results

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today EMILY’s List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politicseleased the following statement on the New Hampshire Republican primary results:

“New Hampshire Republicans were faced with a field of candidates who are more focused on throwing insults than discussing issues,”  said Stephanie Schriock, president of EMILY's List. “Tonight, the candidate who shouted the loudest won New Hampshire’s Republican primary. Donald Trump’s campaign is the monster Republicans have created and now his own party’s establishment doesn’t know how to stop him. He’s one step closer to the Republican nomination and the stakes couldn’t be higher for women and working families.

“Hillary Clinton is the only candidate who can raise incomes, move our country forward, and beat the Republican extremists and their anti-woman, anti-family agenda. She is the hardest working candidate, and the EMILY’s List community is proud to support her every step of the way as she fights for women and families across the country to have a fair shot.”


EMILY’s List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, has raised over $400 million to support pro-choice Democratic women candidates – making it one of the most successful political organizations ever. We recruit and train candidates, support strong campaignsesearch women's issues, and turn out women voters. We've trained over 9,000 women to run and helped elect over 100 women to the House, 19 to the Senate, 11 governors, and over 700 to state and local office. Since its founding in 1985, almost one-third of the candidates EMILY’s List has helped elect to Congress have been women of color - including every single Latina, African American, and Asian American Democratic congresswoman currently serving.

NARAL Pro-Choice America (backed Clinton)
February 9, 2016


In response to tonight's results in the New Hampshire presidential primary, NARAL Pro-Choice America President Ilyse Hogue issued the following statement:

"Hillary Clinton is a trailblazer. She has led by being out front and taking the hits in order to clear the path for the rest of us. She has dedicated her life to the values that make our country great and we are as proud as ever to stand with her as she continues to defend our reproductive freedoms and empower American women to achieve success. 

The agenda pushed by the top finishers in tonight's GOP primary tell a different story. Whether it’s Donald Trump's disrespect for women and zealous drive to defund Planned Parenthood, or John Kasich's long history of undermining our right to choose, the leading Republican presidential candidates have pushed an extreme, anti-choice ideology that undercuts the values shared byseven in ten Americans. The GOP candidates may try to hide their extreme positions as they advance through the primary, but NARAL Pro-Choice America and our one million members across the country will continue to hold them accountable for their dangerous and out-of-touch agenda."

See also: Primary Night