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Reaction to the April 2007 N.H. debates
CNN/WMUR/Union Leader to host first presidential debates

Democratic National Committee Chairman Howard Dean comments on the importance of the 2007 New Hampshire Democratic presidential debate. "I think it's important. I think you'll see people doing it, too. We went through about 27 of them four years ago and the reason is if four or five people say yes, then you really have to not miss the opportunity to go and speak your peace or people are going to wonder why."

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New Hampshire Democratic Party Chair Kathy Sullivan issues a statement supporting the April 2007 presidential primary debates. "We very much look forward to welcoming our candidates to the Granite State," said Sullivan. "In the great tradition of the first in the nation primary process, there is guaranteed to be lively debate on issues that matter to the American people."

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CNN political analyst and Democratic strategist Donna Brazile on potential Democratic presidential candidates participating in the April 2007 New Hampshire debate. "Look, I hope they are booking their ticket right now, because this is going to be a very important debate."

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CNN contributor Bill Bennett on potential Republican presidential candidates participating in the April 2007 New Hampshire debate. "They got to be there. They are having these private meetings. The public meetings should match the private meetings, it seems to me, in terms of commitments and positions."

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Scott Spradling, WMUR-TV political director, on the April 2007 New Hampshire presidential debates. "We see this debate as an opportunity for maybe a first real reintroduction of sorts, a chance to ask some direct questions and get some direct answers. It's what the people of New Hampshire expect."

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Joseph McQuaid, president and publisher of the New Hampshire Union Leader, on the April 2007 New Hampshire presidential debates.

"I think the people in New Hampshire are going to want to hear what these candidates have to say about Iraq, in particular, and the Mideast, and terrorism in general. And that is why I think this debate will be a good starting point for that."

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