Updated Jan 24, 2024 - Politics & Policy

RFK Jr. campaign says he's qualified for New Hampshire ballot

: Independent Presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy Jr. speaks during a campaign rally at Legends Event Center on December 20, 2023 in Phoenix, Arizona.

Independent presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy Jr. during a December campaign rally in Phoenix, Arizona. Photo: Rebecca Noble/Getty Images

The campaign of independent presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy Jr. announced Tuesday night it had collected the 3,000 signatures required to get his name on the ballot in New Hampshire.

Why it matters: Kennedy's campaign said in an emailed statement this was enough signatures "to take on the likely candidates Presidents Biden and Trump in the general election" in the state.

By the numbers: New Hampshire is the second U.S. state where the member of the Democratic political Kennedy dynasty has qualified to get his name on the ballot after Utah, his campaign noted.

Meanwhile, the super PAC supporting Kennedy announced Tuesday it had raised $5.8 million at the former longshot Democratic candidate's 70th birthday celebrations a day earlier, per Politico.

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Editor's note: This article has been updated with details of the Kennedy super PAC's fundraising announcement.

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