An unscientific survey of nearly two dozen New Hampshire Democratic insiders confirmed they’re overwhelmingly undecided in the primary. Only 2 of the 14 Democratic state senators and about 15 of 233 Democratic state representatives have backed a candidate among the 20 running.
“Four years ago, we were laughing at the Republicans” over the size of the GOP field, said Raymond Buckley, chairman of the state Democratic Party.
At a recent dinner party at the home of Rep. Annie Kuster, eight friends sat around a table to talk about the primary. The guests broke down the pros and cons of their favorite candidates but realized there was a stalemate, with each liking a different candidate…
Anecdotally, some New Hampshire pols have said candidates have showered less attention on them and the state than they’re accustomed to. Meeting the donor and polling qualifications for Democratic debates has forced candidates to spend more time on a national strategy, they said.