Robert F. Kennedy Jr. made his seventh campaign visit to New Hampshire on Sunday, opening a campaign office in Manchester and speaking to several hundred people in Weare.

“Our campaign is on the move in New Hampshire. The response has been powerful. I am grateful to the people of New Hampshire for their enthusiastic welcome. I will continue to work to earn their support,” Kennedy told NHJournal.


RFK Jr. opens a campaign office for his 2024 Democratic primary race in Manchester, N.H.

Kennedy is challenging incumbent President Joe Biden in the Democratic Party primary and plans to have his name on the ballot for the First in the Nation content. Biden has declined to commit to participating, having pressured the Democratic National Committee into stripping the Granite State of its first-place status. There is widespread speculation Biden may rely on a write-in campaign in the New Hampshire content.

Author and motivational speaker Marianne Williamson is also running in the Democratic primary.

Kennedy’s poll numbers have been declining in recent weeks. After polling around 20 percent or so in some national polls, RFK Jr. trails Biden in the latest RealClearPolitics poll average of 63.3 percent to 13.6 percent, with Williamson at 6 percent. In the UNH poll last month, Biden led Kennedy 70 percent to 10 percent, with Williamson at 4 percent.

Kennedy remains undaunted.

“On August 6, nearly 500 people turned out in the rural town of Weare, N.H., to greet Robert F. Kennedy Jr., where he made a lengthy presentation on the need for America to take a new direction on foreign policy and the management of the U.S. economy,” the campaign said in a statement.

Kennedy is making the southern border a front-and-center issue for his campaign. He recently visited the U.S.-Mexico border in California and Arizona, and his campaign released a documentary recounting the experience and his policy proposals.

“This has been an extraordinary trip for me because I witnessed this dystopian nightmare of this uncontrolled flow of desperate humanity crossing the border and converging here because of misbegotten policies by high leadership of the United States and landing in Yuma, Ariz.,” Kennedy said.

“After visiting the border, I’ve come to understand that the open border policy is just a way of funding a multi-billion dollar drug and human trafficking operation for the Mexican drug cartels.

“When I am president, I will secure the border, which will end the cartel’s drug trafficking economy, and I will build wide doors for those who wish to enter legally so that the United States can continue to be a beacon to the world where diversity and culture make us great.”