New Hampshire Democratic Party Chair Ray Buckley is challenging his Republican counterparts to join him in criticizing comments of talk show host Michael Savage who called Granite State voters a "bunch of yokels" and "drunks".
"Why are we still running elections like it's the 19th Century, where New Hampshire determines the election? A bunch of yokels in New Hampshire are going to determine the election as much as my dog is going to determine the election," Savage, a conservative, said on his show.
New Hampshire politicians are protective of the state's first-in-the-nation primary status.
"Michael Savage needs to hear from the Republican presidential candidates that this type of insulting and ignorant attack on our democratic process will not be tolerated," Buckley said.