KATHY SULLIVAN STATEMENT ON DNC DECISION NOT TO CHANGE THE PRIMARY SCHEDULE
The following is a statement from New Hampshire Democratic Party Chairman Kathy Sullivan on the DNC Rules Committee decision not to place multiple caucuses between the Iowa Caucus and the New Hampshire Primary.
"While I'm pleased that we were able to move the DNC away from its plan to place multiple caucuses between Iowa and New Hampshire, the Rules Committee continues to fail to understand that it is up to New Hampshire to decide when it will hold its primary.
It also is unfortunate that at a time when Democrats should be united and focused on our efforts to re-take the US Senate and the US House in November, 2006, there are members of the DNC who are more interested in devoting our energies to tinkering with the 2008 nominating calendar.
I am not sure why the leadership of the DNC thinks it is in the Democratic Party's interest to have some of the brightest minds in our national party arguing over the 2008 calendar when we have the 2006 elections in less than five months."