- The Washington Times - Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Former New Hampshire Sen. Judd Gregg is among a group of Republicans hosting a private reception for Sen. Marco Rubio in New Hampshire next month, putting another potential 2016 presidential candidate in the state that is home to the nation’s first primary.

The Republican Party of New Hampshire blasted out an email Tuesday that said that Mr. Rubio would be headlining a reception at The Cooper Door Restaurant in Bedford and that the cost of admission is $500 per person.

Mr. Rubio is thought to be mulling a bid for the GOP nomination, which is shaping up to be a wide-open race.

The early jockeying for position is already underway, with several potential candidates recently visiting in New Hampshire. Earlier this month, Sens. Rand Paul of Kentucky and Ted Cruz of Texas, as well as former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, spoke at the Freedom Summit in Manchester, hosted by Citizens United and Americans for Prosperity Foundation.


Roughly a month earlier, Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal and former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum were among the possible contenders to speak at the Northeast Republican Leadership Conference.

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie also is expected to travel to the Granite State in the near future.