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603 Alliance Caucus Cruz, Carson and Fiorina 1-2-3 Trump falters Bush & Co shut out UPDATES video & photos added

the 603 alliance had their cau­cus today at the Hop­kin­ton State Fair grounds in Con­toocook NH. The idea was to get con­ser­v­a­tives in NH to unite behind a sin­gle can­di­date via a caucus.

Ted Cruz has won, Ben Car­son came in 2nd Carly Fio­r­ina 3rd. Don­ald Trump failed to make the first cut not man­ag­ing 25 votes, Jeb bush didn’t man­age a sin­gle vote.

Under the rules if the win­ner of the 603 alliance cau­cus drops out of the pres­i­den­tial race the peo­ple pledge to sup­port the 2nd place fin­isher and so forth.

Expect updates

Update 1

I arrived at the event at 10:30 AM one hour before reg­is­tra­tion was to end. The per­son direct­ing me to park com­mented on the num­ber of peo­ple who had showed up and expressed worry about find­ing places for all of them.

Any voter who was in line at 11:30 would be checked in as long as they met the fol­low­ing requirements

1. They were a Reg­is­tered repub­li­can voter in NH.

2. They were a reg­is­tered unen­rolled NH voter who pledged that they had not taken a demo­c­rat ballot

3. They had a photo ID.

Ted Cruz showed up in per­son to greet peo­ple before the start of the event

It was very appar­ent that his peo­ple were there in force and read and rar­ing to go. Ben Carson’s peo­ple were also well represented:

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I hand counted 718 peo­ple. at my arrival and it was very clear that some can­di­dates took this very seri­ously and oth­ers did not.

and the vote would come down to who both­ered to show

Under the rules of the Cau­cus any can­di­date who failed to get at least 25 votes in the first round would be elim­i­nated. From the looks of things early it seemed it would be a Cruz vs Car­son race

Ted Cruz showed up in per­son to make his case, speak­ers showed up to speak for Ben Car­son, Marco Rubio, Don­ald Trump and Carly fio­r­ina. Oddly enough while Rand Paul had two events in the area his peo­ple did not show up for the caucus.

Expect another update

Final update:

Here are some ran­dom images from the event

Here are the speeches from the event for the var­i­ous can­di­dates & their reps before the vote:

Ted cruz spoke in person:

How­ever there were rep­re­sen­ta­tives for other can­di­dates Marco Rubio:

Ben Car­son:

But the most elo­quent speech for a can­di­date not there came from Rep Bal­dar­sio for Don­ald Trump:

Based on this speech rep­re­sen­ta­tive Baldarsio’s can­di­date deserved a bet­ter fate after the first round of Vot­ing Don­ald Trump was elim­i­nated for not draw­ing the 25 votes nec­es­sary to advance.

But even so Trump did infi­nitely bet­ter than Jeb Bush, Chris Christie, George Pataki, Rick San­to­rum, Lind­sey Gra­ham, Jim Gilmore com­bined who despite a ton of time spent in the state by some and mil­lions in super­pac money belong­ing to oth­ers didn’t gar­ner a sin­gle vote between them

In addi­tion to trump Rand Paul, Marco Rubio and John Kasich all failed to get 25 votes (but at least weren’t shut out like Bush Christie & co.

Trump had not missed the first cut by much and once he was out the other can­di­dates scram­bled for his votes. When the 2nd round was done how­ever Fio­r­ina had not been able to catch up with Car­son and was out. It was down to Cruz and Car­son but while the absent Car­son had made a decent show­ing Cruz’s crew was just too large:

When it was all over I talked to Diane Vit­ter of the 603 alliance:

I think sev­eral can­di­dates made a big mis­take not show­ing up. Rand Paul was less than a mile from the loca­tion in the very same town. Lind­sey Gra­ham has spent the last week in the state, and the fact that Kasich man­aged to get votes when Bush was not.

As for the can­di­dates there, if I was Carly Fio­r­ina I’d make a big fuss about advanc­ing when Trump did not, and if I was Ben Car­son I’d point to a 2nd place show­ing while being on a book tour.

And Ted Cruz, well that’s tomorrow’s lead post.

Final update, some stills:

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the 603 alliance had their caucus today at the Hopkinton State Fair grounds in Contoocook NH. The idea was to get conservatives in NH to unite behind a single candidate via a caucus.

Ted Cruz has won, Ben Carson came in 2nd Carly Fiorina 3rd. Donald Trump failed to make the first cut not managing 25 votes, Jeb bush didn’t manage a single vote.

Under the rules if the winner of the 603 alliance caucus drops out of the presidential race the people pledge to support the 2nd place finisher and so forth.

Expect updates

Update 1

I arrived at the event at 10:30 AM one hour before registration was to end. The person directing me to park commented on the number of people who had showed up and expressed worry about finding places for all of them.

Any voter who was in line at 11:30 would be checked in as long as they met the following requirements

1. They were a Registered republican voter in NH.

2. They were a registered unenrolled NH voter who pledged that they had not taken a democrat ballot

3. They had a photo ID.

Ted Cruz showed up in person to greet people before the start of the event

It was very apparent that his people were there in force and read and raring to go. Ben Carson’s people were also well represented:

603 stills 1 006

I hand counted 718 people. at my arrival and it was very clear that some candidates took this very seriously and others did not.

and the vote would come down to who bothered to show

Under the rules of the Caucus any candidate who failed to get at least 25 votes in the first round would be eliminated. From the looks of things early it seemed it would be a Cruz vs Carson race

Ted Cruz showed up in person to make his case, speakers showed up to speak for Ben Carson, Marco Rubio, Donald Trump and Carly fiorina. Oddly enough while Rand Paul had two events in the area his people did not show up for the caucus.

Expect another update

Final update:

Here are some random images from the event

Here are the speeches from the event for the various candidates & their reps before the vote:

Ted cruz spoke in person:

However there were representatives for other candidates Marco Rubio:

Ben Carson:

But the most eloquent speech for a candidate not there came from Rep Baldarsio for Donald Trump:

Based on this speech representative Baldarsio’s candidate deserved a better fate after the first round of Voting Donald Trump was eliminated for not drawing the 25 votes necessary to advance.

But even so Trump did infinitely better than Jeb Bush, Chris Christie, George Pataki, Rick Santorum, Lindsey Graham, Jim Gilmore combined who despite a ton of time spent in the state by some and millions in superpac money belonging to others didn’t garner a single vote between them

In addition to trump Rand Paul, Marco Rubio and John Kasich all failed to get 25 votes (but at least weren’t shut out like Bush Christie & co.

Trump had not missed the first cut by much and once he was out the other candidates scrambled for his votes. When the 2nd round was done however Fiorina had not been able to catch up with Carson and was out. It was down to Cruz and Carson but while the absent Carson had made a decent showing Cruz’s crew was just too large:

When it was all over I talked to Diane Vitter of the 603 alliance:

I think several candidates made a big mistake not showing up. Rand Paul was less than a mile from the location in the very same town. Lindsey Graham has spent the last week in the state, and the fact that Kasich managed to get votes when Bush was not.

As for the candidates there, if I was Carly Fiorina I’d make a big fuss about advancing when Trump did not, and if I was Ben Carson I’d point to a 2nd place showing while being on a book tour.

And Ted Cruz, well that’s tomorrow’s lead post.

Final update, some stills:

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