Republicans John Kasich and Chris Christie have both made a strong showing in New Hampshire a top priority. And after signing the required paperwork and handing over the $1000 filing fee, both men were quick to praise the judgment of New Hampshire voters, and tout the effect of a strong local showing.
"This is the way to do it. Forget me, this is a great process. I have confidence that the people of New Hampshire make really good choices and then then present it to the country."
That was John Kasich. Here's Chris Christie:
This is my 45th day in NH. I just did my 31st town hall, I'm on my way to my 32nd in Hanover. Those are the things that matter."
The filing period runs for tow more weeks. Democrat Hillary Clinton will make her New Hampshire candidacy official on Monday.