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Campaigning In New Hampshire, Deval Patrick Says The Race Isn't Up To Pollsters, 'It's Up To Voters'

Presidential candidate Deval Patrick serves soup at the Families In Transition-New Horizons soup kitchen and homeless shelter in Manchester, New Hampshire.
Nancy Eve Cohen
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Presidential candidate Deval Patrick serves soup at the Families In Transition-New Horizons soup kitchen and homeless shelter in Manchester, New Hampshire.

Former Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick has wrapped up a three-day visit in New Hampshire. He took his presidential campaign Monday to a homeless shelter and soup kitchen in Manchester.

Patrick did not make any campaign announcements at the Families In Transition-New Horizons nonprofit. If he had, there wasn't a lot of press to cover it.

Instead, he took a tour of the 138-bed shelter, talked with guests, volunteers and staff — and helped serve food.

"Do you want some soup?" Patrick asked each diner. "Be careful, don't burn yourself," he said, as he handed over a bowl.

Despite his late entry to the presidential race, Patrick said it’s not too late until ballots are cast.

"Voters need to be reminded it's not up to wise guys and gals, and pundits and pollsters," he said. "It's up to voters."

Patrick is polling at 1% or less in recent New Hampshire polls.

After this campaign swing, he's heading to his home in the Berkshires for the holidays.

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Nancy Eve Cohen is a freelance reporter at New England Public Radio.

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