Wednesday, October 31, 2007


The Washington Post's Chris Cillizza: "The other key element of the Gregg endorsement is that he is BY FAR the most high profile Republican elected official likely to pick sides before the New Hampshire primary. … Make no mistake: today is a good day for Romney's campaign." (Chris Cillizza, "Mitt And Judd: Perfect Together," The Washington Post's "The Fix," 10/29/07)

Fox News' Sean Hannity: "Senator Judd Gregg endorsed the former Massachusetts Governor today. Now, this is a very significant development in the all-important state of New Hampshire." (Fox News' "Hannity & Colmes," 10/29/07)

The Boston Globe's Scott Helman: "Senator Gregg is certainly an influential voice in New Hampshire and is certainly poised to help Mitt Romney up there." (MSNBC, 10/29/07)

Nashua Telegraph's Kevin Landrigan: "Republican gubernatorial candidate Mitt Romney captured the endorsement of Sen. Judd Gregg, R-N.H. – the state's most popular GOP figure – while the little-seen Fred Thompson insisted he would campaign here often between now and the first-in-the-nation primary." (Kevin Landrigan, "Gregg: Romney's Got The Right Stuff," Nashua Telegraph, 10/30/07)

ABC's Rick Klein And Mike Chesney: "Sen. Judd Gregg, R-N.H., the dean of the state's congressional delegation and perhaps the biggest New Hampshire 'get' of the GOP race, endorsed former governor Mitt Romney, R-Mass." (Rick Klein And Mike Chesney, "Obama's Big Test," ABC's "The Note," 10/30/07)

Concord Monitor's Lauren Dorgan: "New Hampshire Sen. Judd Gregg endorsed fellow Republican Mitt Romney for president at a noontime rally in downtown Concord yesterday, billing the former Massachusetts governor as a fiscal conservative and an outsider capable of cleaning up Washington." (Lauren R. Dorgan, "Taking Their Place On The Ballot," Concord Monitor, 10/30/07)

Dorgan: "Gregg, the state's senior senator, is the biggest endorsement in New Hampshire's Republican contest this year." (Lauren R. Dorgan, "Taking Their Place On The Ballot," Concord Monitor, 10/30/07)
Dorgan: "Gregg, the senior Republican on the Senate budget committee, is an avowed fiscal hawk, and he repeatedly emphasized Romney's capability as a fiscal watchdog." (Lauren R. Dorgan, "Taking Their Place On The Ballot," Concord Monitor, 10/30/07)

CNN's Bill Schneider: "Mitt Romney is having a good day. He won the endorsement of Judd Gregg, New Hampshire's popular senator and former governor." (CNN's "The Situation Room," 10/29/07)

CNN's Sareena Dalla: "On Monday, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney was served up a double helping of good news: a Red Sox World Series victory and the endorsement of New Hampshire political powerhouse Sen. Judd Gregg." (Sareena Dalla, "A Double Scoop Of Good News For Romney," CNN, 10/29/07)

The Weekly Standard's Richelieu: "Romney will get some good mileage from this. And it will be a nice press big-foot on Rudy's New Hampshire trip this week." (Richelieu, "New Iowa Numbers," The Weekly Standard's "Campaign Standard," 10/29/07)

The American Spectator's Philip Klein: "A good pickup for Romney that is a boost to his campaign in New Hampshire." (Philip Klein, "Judd Gregg To Endorse Romney," The American Spectator, 10/29/07)

The Boston Globe's James Pindell: "But as he filed yesterday, Romney received a boost from the endorsement of arguably the most successful politician in New Hampshire history." (James Pindell, "Romney Files Official Papers To Get On N.H. Primary Ballot," The Boston Globe, 10/30/07)

The Washington Post's Michael Shear: "It's Conceivably A Really Big Deal." MSNBC'S NORAH O'DONNELL: "First, how big a deal is this endorsement by Senator Judd Gregg?" MICHAEL SHEAR: "It's conceivably a really big deal." (MSNBC, 10/29/07)

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