New Hampshire voters gear up to finish first-in-nation primary

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MANCHESTER, N.H. – On the eve of the first-in-the-nation presidential primary, and with a healthy snowstorm swirling through the region, the New Boston Post took to the streets of the Granite State’s ‘Queen City’ to gauge the pulse of voters in New Hampshire as they prepared to go to the polls Tuesday.

And apparently many miles south of Presidential Range peaks, the bloodline of elected American greatness runs thick, for here in Manchester there’s a man who walks the streets and has already made up his mind – his name is James Birch, and he says he’s related to former President Bill Clinton.

“I’m originally from Vermont but I’m a cousin by (unintelligible) family history,” Birch said Monday during a chance encounter on Elm Street.

Birch said he’s pulling for the family – namely, his relative by marriage, Hillary Clinton.

Polls will at long-last open in New Hampshire on Tuesday for the all-important primary, beginning near the Canadian border at Dixville Notch and Millsfield at the stroke of midnight.