Fox News has obtained exclusive information regarding the potential primary challenge against President Biden in 2024. The battleground state for this challenge is likely to be New Hampshire.
The state, known for its well-informed electorate and focus on small-scale and grassroots retail politics, has held the first primary in the race for the White House for over a century.
This year, the Democratic National Committee voted to approve a new top of the calendar, which puts New Hampshire second in line, but the state’s Democrats have warned that the state will still go first.
Despite President Biden’s efforts to move the primary away from New Hampshire, the state’s Democratic Party Chair, Ray Buckley, emphasized that the President will not file for election in the New Hampshire primary, which will still go first.
This move could lead to an embarrassing situation where the first primary in the country will be won by someone other than the President, fueling chatter about Democrat divisions.
Meanwhile, Republicans in New Hampshire are capitalizing on the intra-Democratic Party fight over the calendar. Republican Governor Chris Sununu, who is considering a 2024 GOP presidential run, has reiterated that New Hampshire will still go first and that President Biden has opened himself up for challengers.
The Governor emphasized that someone will step in and be a real challenger to Biden, because he tried to move the primary away from New Hampshire.
Fringe 2020 Democratic presidential candidate Marianne Williamson is headed to New Hampshire in the coming weeks and environmental lawyer and anti-COVID vaccine crusader Robert F. Kennedy Jr. will hold an event in the state next month. This brings the possibility of potential primary challenges to President Biden a bit closer to reality.
Former Rep. Paul Hodes, a progressive Democrat who served two-terms in Congress, told Fox News that the change in the nominating calendar by the DNC “does create the challenge of all kinds of fringe candidates with all kinds of ideas – some good, some bad, often people with no background in government or how government works – entering an unsanctioned primary.” The primary could end becoming “a sort of free for all.”
In conclusion, New Hampshire is the likely battleground state for the potential primary challenge against President Biden in 2024. Despite the President’s efforts to move the primary away from New Hampshire, the state’s Democrats have warned that the state will still go first, which could lead to an embarrassing situation for the President.
Republicans in New Hampshire are taking advantage of the intra-Democratic Party fight over the calendar, with Republican Governor Chris Sununu emphasizing that President Biden has opened himself up for challenges.
The recent visits of Marianne Williamson and Robert F. Kennedy Jr. to New Hampshire bring the possibility of a primary challenge to President Biden closer to reality.