Friday, November 30, 2007

Clinton's Offices Closed, We Think

Hillary Clinton's Polk County campaign office in Des Moines Friday afternoon

It appears Hillary Clinton's campaign has closed its offices in Iowa because of the hostage/standoff situation at her office in Rochester, New Hampshire. We've checked offices across the state and can't get anyone to answer the telephone at any of them.
As of 5pm, we still haven't heard back from Clinton's campaign. The campaign released a short statement earlier in the afternoon that also appears on the front page of Clinton's Presidential web site.
Bill Richardson's and John Edwards' campaigns have now released statements, as well.

Statement from Clinton Campaign

"There is an ongoing situation in our Rochester, NH office. We are in close contact with state and local authorities and are acting at their direction. We will release additional details as appropriate."

Statement from Richardson Campaign

WASHINGTON, DC-- New Mexico Governor and Democratic Presidential candidate Bill Richardson today released the following statement on the hostage situation at Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton's Rochester, New Hampshire office:

"Our thoughts and prayers are with the hostages, their families, Senator Clinton, and her campaign staff. This incident is an unfortunate reminder of the reality that we always must remain aware of our surroundings and safety. My wife Barbara and I sincerely hope that today's incident will be resolved quickly and that no one will be harmed."

Statement from Edwards' Campaign

"Elizabeth and I send our thoughts and prayers to everyone involved in the ordeal in Rochester, New Hampshire today. Everyday Americans who stand up and get involved on behalf of the candidates they believe in represent the very best of our democracy, and we are praying for a swift and safe resolution to the situation in the Clinton campaign office. We send our deepest admiration to the law enforcement officials working to keep everyone safe today and our warmest thoughts to Senator Clinton and her entire staff during this difficult situation."

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