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0000017a-15d9-d736-a57f-17ff8f680000Coverage of the 2016 races in New Hampshire, from the White House to the State House.

Libertarian Candidates Gary Johnson and Bill Weld Campaign in N.H.

Libertarian presidential candidate Gary Johnson and vice-presidential candidate Bill Weld are campaigning in New Hampshire today. They'll be holding a rally in Concord's Eagle Square at 5:30. Earlier this afternoon they paid a quick visit to a frequent campaign stop-- the Red Arrow Diner in Manchester. 

Former New Mexico governor Gary Johnson and former Massachusetts governor Bill Weld took customers by surprise when they showed up Thursday afternoon. But at one booth, four friends out to lunch felt like it was their lucky day—they say they’ve all been starting to think Johnson may be their guy this year.

Josh Boutin of Salem says he’s voting for the first time this year—he’s 22.

"I want that to be somebody I support, not voting for them because they’re the lesser of two evils and the more I listen to the governors the more I feel that."

Next to him Maureen Egan of Manchester says she’s voted Republican in the past, but this November the only box she can see herself filling in is the Libertarian one.

"He’s in the middle, you know. He’s fiscally conservative and he’s socially liberal. So it’s the best worlds. He’s like most people you talk to! Right now it’s, the way things are, it’s ‘not him, not her.’ I want to vote for somebody!"

According to the latest WMUR Granite State Poll, if the election were tomorrow, Johnson would get 10 percent of the votes.

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