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Politics

Huntsman attracts bigger crowds in N.H.

HAMPSTEAD, N.H. — After months of speaking to crowds of 10 or 20 people, Republican presidential candidate Jon Huntsman today had to stand atop a coffee shop counter to be heard, as close to 300 people packed BeanTowne Coffee House and spilled out into the parking lot.

The reinvigorated Huntsman seemed to draw energy from the crowd —which aides had expected would number closer to 40. “This is incredible!” Huntsman exclaimed to cheers. “They say that this state loves a underdog. Ladies and gentleman, here is your underdog!”

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