Concord, New Hampshire (CNN) – Benefiting from the luck of the draw Wednesday, Rep. Michele Bachmann's name will be listed near the top of New Hampshire primary ballots in January.
The secretary of state's office holds a drawing to determine the order candidates will be listed on the ballot. Each candidate is assigned a number, and the deputy secretary of state draws one number out of a box.
There are 30 Republicans running in the New Hampshire presidential primary. Whoever's number is drawn goes first and then all the other candidates follow alphabetically.
Republican Joe Story - number 27 - was drawn Wednesday, which means he will be listed on the ballot first. The rest of the field will follow in alphabetical order.
As a result, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney's name will appear near the bottom and former Sen. Rick Santorum will be the last name listed.
An earlier drawing for the Democratic ballot put anti-abortion rights activist Randall Terry at the top of the list. That means President Barack Obama will be listed near the bottom of the ballot.
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Good, Michele will be listed near the top and finish near the bottom.
Hey, CNN. This article doesn't carry much national interest. Don't you think a better article would have been about the most recent "jobs creation" legislation the House Republicans should be voting on before the week is up. The House Republicans have a bill they are preparing to bring to a vote re-affirming their commitment to the phrase "In God We Trust".
Name near the top for a showing near the bottom.
Its about time that the submitter got on top.
Ed Rollins left the campaign along with Bachmann's entire NH staff. She's done for. All talk and no substance.
E. WARREN 2012 & BEYOND
If the order on the ballot actually makes a difference, then it speaks extremely poorly about the intelligence of NH voters. Sorry, but if you don't already know who you're voting for and then get bored moving your eyes down the list and just pick someone near the top, you shouldn't be voting anyway.
Does Michelle Bachmann position on the ballot really matters??
Wonder what position she would like??
Vote Bachmann.........."Hi, I'm Michele Bachmann. I heard my name was listed toward the top of the NH ballot. And I will not back away from that statement."
@Mike Hawthorne... couldn't have said it better.
perfect! hers will be the first name they quickly bypass...
That's about the only way she'll end up on top in New Hampshire. lol
Mike Hawthorne – That was my thought as well. If you pick your president the way you pick your plumber then stay away from the voting booth. "AAAAAAA Candidate – for when you just can't be bothered with your civic responsibilities"
Not going to matter. Bachmann is a loser and will be gone soon as a candidate.
Alphabetical order, huh? Well, that's just great. I guess this means that during the next cycle not only will the states be changng their dates to vote first, but that the candidates will be changing their names in order to vote first?
Bachman is a nut. Can't believe that the Teapublicans (aka GOP) have ........nothing to offer America except for.....
What a bunch of clowns!
maybe it was done in alphabetical order
Given her well-deserved drop in the polls, Michelle Bachmann probably could not win if her name was the only one on the ballot. Just Saying...
Where are names of the rest of candidates on the ballot...both Republicans and Remocrats?
File this under HAHAHAHAHAAAA! She's so dumb.
Can't believe there were 30 Republiban aspiring idiots to be president in New Hamphire
Dear Batty Bachmann,
Do you even know what Alphabetical means? No, it doesn't mean "against God"...