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President Trump is Officially on the 2020 N.H. Primary Ballot

Allegra Boverman for NHPR
Vice President Mike Pence filed paperwork Nov. 7, 2019 to officially place President Donald Trump's name on the 2020 N.H. Republican Presidential Primary ballot.

Vice President Mike Pence dropped by the New Hampshire State House today to sign the paperwork and hand over the required $1,000 fee to put President Donald Trump's name on the first in the nation Republican primary ballot.

A handful of states, including Nevada and South Carolina, have canceled their GOP presidential primaries  despite three Republicans running to challenge Trump for the party's nomination.

Pence was asked if he wished New Hampshire had joined those other states.

"I know there's a long tradition when there's an incumbent president of a particular party, some states decide to save the expense of a primary and we respect that," Pence said. "And we see it as an affirmation of the president's record and his leadership and the overwhelming support that President Trump has."

Pence also said he credits New Hampshire for launching Trump's campaign in the 2016 election.

Dozens of Trump supporters lined the hallways of the State House to greet the Vice President.

Pence also spoke at Saint Anselm College in Manchester, where he credited the Trump administration with boosting the nation's economy over the past two years.

Lauren is a Senior Reporter/Producer for NHPR's narrative news unit, Document.
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