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Wednesday, January 09, 2008

 
Is Winning In New Hampshire Good News?

There have been sixteen New Hampshire GOP primaries in the state. Eleven of the winners went on to be the party's presidential nominee; of those; of those, the only two who were neither an incumbent president nor an incumbent veep were General Dwight D. Eisenhower (1952) and former ceep Richard M. Nixon (1968). The four primary winners who did not make the ticket were a governor (Harold Stassen, 1948), an ambassador (Henry Cabot Lodge, Jr., 1964), a former presidential advisor (Pat Buchanan, 1996), and a senator (McCain, 2000).

On the Democratic side of the coin, the success rate for nonincumbents is greater. Of those who were not incumbent presidents or veeps, those who won New Hampshire and made the presidential ticket were JFK (1960), Jimmy Carter (1976), Michael Dukakis (1988), and John Kerry (2004) - two governors, two senators. Those nonincumbents who won NH but lost the presidential bid were: Estes Kefauver (1952, 1956), Edmund Muskie (1972), Gary Hart (1984), Paul Tsongas (1992) - all senators.

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