July 4th, 2007
01:40 PM ET
3 years ago

Richardson making noise in New Hampshire

Watch Richardson on the campaign trail in New Hampshire.

GREENVILLE, New Hampshire (CNN) - How do you make noise as a second-tier candidate for president in a crowded field? Bang a pot!

That's what Democratic hopeful Bill Richardson did in New Hampshire - a state he currently has to himself among his Democratic opponents - at midnight Tuesday to ring in the July 4th holiday.

Richardson marched and hammed it up with Greenville residents in their annual Pots and Pans Parade.

The parade dates back to World War I, involving pots and wooden spoons and a lot of noise to mark the holiday at midnight. There was plenty of music free of cooking utensils too - and the New Mexico governor was spotted dancing to Bruce Springsteen's "Born in the USA".

Richardson is spending the Fourth of July marching in parades and visiting with voters around the early-voting state.

– CNN Producer Shirley Zilberstein


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