Running Mate Blog

By Paul Steinhauser onboard the CNN Election Express bus in Hanover, NH

She's number one in the new CNN/WMUR New Hampshire Primary poll among Democrats, and it appears as of early afternoon, Hillary Clinton's winning the sign wars leading up to tonight's debate.

As we exited Interstate 89 and drove into Hanover, New Hampshire, site of tonight's debate, signs and placards of the White House hopefuls started sprouting up along the road towards Dartmouth College.

By our unofficial count, the Democratic senator from New York had the most signs visible and the largest as well.

A close second is New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson. He may be fourth in most national polls, but he's second in our quick tally. A solid third in our count is Sen. Joe Biden. The Delaware Democrat had signs sprouting along the roadside during our entire ride into Hanover.

We didn't see any Barack Obama signs until we reached the campus of Dartmouth College. It seemed odd, but then, as we turned the corner, we spotted Obama supporters and their signs. They were very vocal and very expressive.

To my surprise, I didn't see any John Edwards signs. But the day is young, and the Democratic presidential debate is still hours away.

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