CONCORD, New Hampshire (CNN) - Sen. Barack Obama, D-Illinois, was 30 minutes late from his planned arrival at the state Capitol, but he still had plenty of time to make his presidential bid official in the Granite State.
Upon entering New Hampshire Secretary of State William Gardner's office, the Illinois Democrat bowed his head and offered a playful "good to see you."
"I'm taking the plunge right here, I want to make my official presentation," said Obama as Gardner thumbed through his filing documents. "Want to make sure we got everything in order."
"You're all set," Gardner responded.
After filing his official paperwork, Obama held a rally outside the New Hampshire statehouse.
– CNN New Hampshire Producer Sareena Dalla