Edwards is moving some staff members out of Nevada.
WASHINGTON (CNN) – It's the first western state to weigh in on the 2008 Democratic candidates, but White House hopeful John Edwards is transferring a "handful" of his Nevada staff to Iowa, New Hampshire and South Carolina, the campaign said Wednesday.
Jonathan Prince, Edwards' deputy campaign manager, said the move is not a consequence of strained resources or a sign that the former North Carolina senator is less committed to winning the Nevada caucuses.
"As the calendar fluctuates, with Iowa and New Hampshire moving up significantly, we need to accelerate hiring there to hit our organizing targets, so we’re shifting some trained staffers there, but we are as committed as ever to winning Nevada," said Prince in an e-mail to CNN.
Prince also added that the campaign’s goal of raising $40 million this year - enough, according to Edwards’ staffers, to compete in the early voting states - remains "unchanged."
In hopes of increasing their influence in the 2008 nomination contest, Nevada Democrats last year moved up their primary to January 19. At the time of the move, that date was assumed to be ahead of New Hampshire's primary.
But after the South Carolina GOP announced last week that it was also shifting its primary to January 19, officials from both Iowa and New Hampshire announced that they will move their states’ contests to an even earlier date in the month.
– CNN Ticker Producer Alexander Mooney
Yes – but has Elizabeth approved the transfer of staffers yet?
Somebody must've spotted an ambulance crossing the state line....the chase is on!
How about moving yourself out of this country.
He should concentrate more on New Hampshire and South Carolina. Nevada is Bill Richardson's territory. The seasons are about to change and so will the focus of the mainstream people. Al Gore should bow out. Clinton's lead should drop like a rock. Edwards should benefit most of all.
Another non-news story. Of course he needs to move some staffers around to gain momentum in the early states! As the article states he has less then half what the other Dem canidates have for funding. Sad too because he seems to be the man in the best position to get this great country out of the gutter.
I'm a Republican from NC (in fact, the county that Edwards decided to put his big new house in), and Edwards is probably the Dem candidate that I would never vote for. He has close to zero experience, he's a lawyer, and UNC basically paid him thousands of dollars a year to campaign for president at the "center for poverty" we have. And yet, the man gives his wife a squash (or maybe it was raquetball) court as a present. He either needs a new pet issue or he needs to try being a senator again - but this time, don't miss more votes than you make.
Bill Richardson's state? Please, just wait until the Obama supporters descend on the silver state...it turn golden for Obama with the hard work we will put in in that state. We're comin' baby...to knock on a few thousand doors, register people to vote and tell them about our next president – Barack Obama!
To the Republican from NC. Were you born there or did you move there? I was born and raised there.I understand John Edwards persona very well. Name a serious candidate that doesn't have a law degree. I know he is for real. I think Mike Easley would agree with me. You need to back off the personal character attacks.
With the large Labor vote in Nevada Edwards will do just fine there. Seems like a good strategic move to me.
Edwards/Richardson in 2008
Thanks for your comments Mr. Republican from NC. Now go worry about your party. As flawed as Mr. Edwards is, he looks like a paragon of integrity compared to anybody in the republican party, current and campaigning.
You should worry about your own party.
WHY DON'T ALL YOU REPUBLICANS THAT ARE WRITING IN JUST CRAWL BACK IN YOUR HOLES. OR EITHER GROW UP AND FACE WHAT THIS COUNTRY HAS FACED SINCE THE SCRUB AND HIS CRONYS WERE APPOINTED TO RUN THIS COUNTRY. YES I SAID APPOINTED, BUSH WAS NEVER ELECTED.AT LEAST EDWARDS HAS AN AGENDA UNLIKE OUR LIAR IN CHEIF.
I challenge all you who come here just to fuss about a man (you seem to care nothing about). To go to johnedwards.com read his plans on the issues and maybe just maybe you'll at the very least lighten up.
You never know until you know.....
If Edwards is moving to SC, that's not a good sign. That should be his base. He shouldn't have to campaign there. It probably isn't a surprise that he isn't doing as well there as he thought considering he couldn't even deliver it in 2004.
To the Obama supporter, NV is HRC and Richardson country. HRC is well connected to long-time Democratic politicians (see Harry Reid) and Gov. Richardson is from a neighboring state. Being a Western Governor with HIspanic heritage, he has a lot in common with Nevada voters. Obama just doesn't have a natural constituency. Besides, he hasn't made many trips out to NV. If he expects to do well, he'll have to put in the time.
i bet Bush can spell Chief
He probably spells as good as you too Hawk.
But I would guess that the "shrub" knows to take the caps lock off when typing.
Just curious Hawk, who are you supporting in the upcoming election?
Bush isn't running this time, so I know he is out of the equation.
Until you master the CAPS LOCK key, no one will take you seriously. Yes, Edwards has an agenda and thankfully most Democrats and ALL the republicans aren't buying it.
You have been keeping up with current polling, haven't you?
If you want to rant and rave do it somewhere else. This is politics and you need to know your stuff before you comment. If you are name calling and makeing fun of people then you are clueless on the real issues. I challenge you to go to johnedwards.com and learn more about his plans on the issues that we face in this country.