A Vice-Presidential preference primary was also formerly held at the New Hampshire Primary. New Hampshire State Senator Jack Barnes, who won the 2008 Republican contest, co-sponsored a bill in 2009 which would eliminate the Vice Presidential preference ballot. The bill passed both houses of the state legislature and took effect in 2012.
The only time a non-incumbent won the Vice Presidential primary and then went on to be formally nominated by his or her party was in 2004, when Democratic U.S. Senator John Edwards won as a write-in candidate. Edwards, who was running for President at the time, did not actively solicit Vice Presidential votes.
In 1968, the sitting Vice President Hubert Humphrey won the Democratic Vice Presidential primary, and then later won the Presidential nomination after the sitting President Lyndon B. Johnson dropped out of the race.
The following candidates received the greatest number of votes at each election.
|2008||January 8||John Barnes, Jr.||Raymond Stebbins|
|2004||January 27||Dick Cheney*||John Edwards*|
|2000||February 1||William Bryk||Wladislav D. Kubiak|
|1996||February 20||Colin Powell*||Al Gore*||Irwin Schiff*|
|1992||February 18||Herb Clark Jr.||Endicott Peabody||Nancy Lord*|
|1988||February 16||Wayne Green||David Duke|
|1984||February 28||George Bush*||Gerald Willis|
|1980||February 26||Jesse A. Helms||Walter Mondale*|
|1976||February 24||Wallace Johnson||Auburn Lee Packwood|
|1972||March 7||Spiro Agnew*||Jorge Almeyda*|
|1968||March 12||Austin Burton||Hubert Humphrey*|
|1964||March 10||Richard Nixon*||Robert Kennedy*|
|1960||March 8||Wesley Powell*||Wesley Powell*|
|1956||March 13||Richard Nixon*||Adlai Stevenson*|
|1952||March 11||Styles Bridges*||Estes Kefauver*|
* - write-in candidate
Sources: New Hampshire Department of State, New Hampshire Political Library
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