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February 21, 2013

Draft Clinton movement starts in New Hampshire

CONCORD, N.H. —  

A former New Hampshire Democratic Party chairman is launching a movement to draft Hillary Clinton for president.

“I don’t know whether she will be receptive or not,” Chris Spirou said. “But her supporters in New Hampshire and the country are receptive to urging her to run.”

Spirou said the backers believe Clinton – former secretary of state, U.S. senator and first lady – can be the first female president.

New Hampshire has a history of using draft efforts to get candidates into the race, Spirou said.

Clinton already is polling as the Democratic front-runner in the New Hampshire primary, far ahead of the runner-up, Vice President Joe Biden.

 “It’s already clear that Clinton will have a lot of support here if she chooses to run,” University of New Hampshire political science professor Dante Scala said.

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Details for this story were provided by The Eagle-Tribune in North Andover, Mass.

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