CONCORD, N.H. — Montana Gov. Steve Bullock has signed up for the New Hampshire primary, joking that he deserved a discount on the filing fee for sharing a name with the man who started the state's tradition more than a century ago.
Candidates sign up to get on the ballot at a desk that belonged to Stephen A. Bullock, a farmer and state lawmaker who wrote the 1913 bill that established the state's first presidential primary. His great-granddaughter, Sybil Dupuis, was there Tuesday to greet candidate Stephen C. Bullock, who greeted her as his "aunt" and suggested they should get DNA tests to see if they're actually related.
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While he lags far behind the Democratic front-runners, he emphasized his ability to win and produce results in a state that favored President Donald Trump.