Responding to this earlier post, New Hampshire Democratic Party communications director Pia Carusone said that chairman Ray Buckley hasn't really "floated" the idea in conversations with others in the sense that he has begun to plan for an alternative selection process, but, she said:

"Buckley doesn't deny that this is a set of problems that the party will have to face if the December 11th primary were named. Changing our delegate selection process is not off the table until a December 11th primary is off the table. Despite everyone's conspiracy theory, the New Hampshire Democrats are not sitting around and strategizing as to how this is going to end."

Buckley and the New Hampshire Democrats don't want to give the impression that they're plotting behind Gardner's back -- and, indeed, there is no evidence that they are.

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