2000 New Hampshire Democratic primary

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New Hampshire Democratic primary, 2000

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  Al Gore, Vice President of the United States, official portrait 1994.jpg Senator Bill Bradley (D-NJ).jpg
Candidate Al Gore Bill Bradley
Party Democratic Democratic
Home state Tennessee New Jersey
Popular vote 76,897 70,502
Percentage 49.73% 45.59%

In the United States, the 2000 New Hampshire Democratic Primary (held February 1) was the second major test of the leading contenders for the Democratic Party's nomination as its candidate for the 2000 presidential election.

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Vice President Al Gore was seen as the frontrunner for the nomination, but after Bill Bradley received 36% in Iowa and was catching up to Gore in the polls the Gore campaign and many pundits believed that Bradley could defeat Gore and would use the momentum to propel himself into the nomination on Super Tuesday.

2000 results[edit]

New Hampshire Democratic primary, 2000
Candidate State Delegates[1] Percentage National Delegates[2]
Al Gore 76,897 49.73% 13
Bill Bradley 70,502 45.59% 9
Uncommitted 0 0 7
Other 7,240 4.68 0
Totals 154,639 29

Al Gore won 8 of New Hampshire's 10 counties. Bill Bradley lost the rest of the primaries by large margins and Al Gore would eventually lose the general election to Governor of Texas George W. Bush.

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