Biden to file Obama candidacy in New Hampshire
October 17th, 2011
03:52 PM ET
3 years ago

Biden to file Obama candidacy in New Hampshire

Concord, New Hampshire (CNN) - Vice President Joe Biden will visit the first-in-the-nation primary state Thursday to file for President Barack Obama's candidacy in the state's presidential primary, according to the New Hampshire secretary of state's office.

A Democratic source in Washington confirmed plans for the vice president's trip.

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The filing period for presidential candidates began Monday and runs through Oct. 28.

Republicans Ron Paul, Jon Huntsman and Fred Karger all filed Monday. The filing fee is $1,000.

Four years ago Biden filed paperwork for his own candidacy for president in the same office in New Hampshire's statehouse.

The secretary of state has yet to set a date for the New Hampshire primary, but has warned votes could be held in early or mid-December after other states moved up the dates of their nominating contests.

–CNN's Paul Steinhauser contributed to this report.

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Filed under: 2012 • New Hampshire • President Obama • Vice President Biden
soundoff (6 Responses)
  1. California Conservative

    He'll screw it up like he does everything else.

    October 17, 2011 03:59 pm at 3:59 pm |
  2. Sniffit

    And as Obama/Biden file their paperwork, just watch how fast the birthers (and similar whack-jobs) start crawling out from under their rocks to suddenly make noise again.

    October 17, 2011 04:00 pm at 4:00 pm |
  3. Rudy NYC

    They still haven't set a date. I am sure that some would argue that this Pres. Obama's fault. Just like he was blamed last week for causing someone to lose their job because the person wanted to work in a political campaign.

    October 17, 2011 04:05 pm at 4:05 pm |
  4. Jerry

    One (two) words: hypocritical losers!

    October 17, 2011 04:20 pm at 4:20 pm |
  5. Democrat Class Warfare - Destroying the economy, destroying the country

    Save your money boys... You're gonna lose NH by 10-12%. Pretty much the same everywhere else... NH voters know a liar and a buffoon when they see one.

    October 17, 2011 04:21 pm at 4:21 pm |
  6. FedUp

    I used to tell my kids (when they stuck out their lower lip like Biden) "Birdie is going to come sit on your lip."

    October 17, 2011 04:35 pm at 4:35 pm |