GOP field heads to Concord, NH
October 21st, 2011
02:27 PM ET
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GOP field heads to Concord, NH

Stamford, Connecticut (CNN) - Much of the GOP field will visit the New Hampshire state house next week to file for candidacy in the nation's first primary before the Oct. 28 deadline.

Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney will file his paperwork Monday morning, according to the secretary of state's office. The filing follows a stop Romney will make Saturday at his state headquarters in Manchester.

The governor, who enjoys a strong lead in recent state polls, has come under attack from some in New Hampshire for continuing to campaign in Nevada after a tussle between the two states over primary dates.

Texas Gov. Rick Perry plans to file on Friday. Then he will give the keynote speech at Friday's annual meeting of conservative group Cornerstone Action, according to his campaign, and will campaign in the state on Saturday as well.

Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich plans to file mid-week, his campaign said.

Former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman, Rep. Ron Paul and former Sen. Rick Santorum all filed their paperwork and the accompanying $1,000 fee during the first week of the filing period.

Vice President Joe Biden filed for President Obama's candidacy Thursday.

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Filed under: 2012 • New Hampshire • Republicans
soundoff (7 Responses)
  1. Rudy NYC

    What about Bachmann and Cain?

    October 21, 2011 02:38 pm at 2:38 pm |

    Crickets from Bachmann and Uncle Ben Cain. Exits coming soon

    October 21, 2011 02:58 pm at 2:58 pm |
  3. Woman In California

    Many are called – FEW are chosen. The FEW are NOT in this group.

    October 21, 2011 03:03 pm at 3:03 pm |
  4. Al-NY,NY

    Rudy....done and done

    October 21, 2011 03:04 pm at 3:04 pm |
  5. Sniffit

    Take up the Rich Man’s burden—
    For you're the best in breed—
    Send profits into exile
    Deny your servants' need
    Fashion a heavy harness
    On impversished folk and wild—
    Your new-trapped, stupid peoples,
    Half dullard and half child

    Take up the Rich Man’s burden
    In patience to abide
    To use the threat of terror
    As tool to snuff their pride;
    By doublespeak and symbols
    A hiding of your plan
    To steal all workers' profits
    And bilk your fellow man

    Take up the Rich Man’s burden—
    And reap his old reward:
    The blame of those ye better
    The hate of those ye gouge—
    The cry of hosts ye humour
    (Ah slowly) to the light:
    "Why brought ye us to bondage,
    Our loved employer-knight?”

    Take up the Rich Man’s burden-
    Have done with gen'rous ways-
    The lightly proffered laurel,
    The small and stunted raise.
    Come now, fluff up your manhood
    Through all the thankless years,
    Cold-edged with dear-bought elections,
    So ignore the masses' tears

    October 21, 2011 03:04 pm at 3:04 pm |
  6. Straight Shooter

    Bachmann will have to do it herself, as her staff in the state all quit today.

    October 21, 2011 03:34 pm at 3:34 pm |
  7. Wire Palladin, S. F.

    @Sniffet in re Take up . . .What an awesome post!

    October 21, 2011 03:41 pm at 3:41 pm |