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In New Hampshire, the only unifier for voters is fervor

MANCHESTER, N.H. — When she lost her shipping job with an automotive company during the recession, Kelly Ng’s unemployment benefits carried her through. She credited President Obama with keeping her family afloat during those tough times, and Tuesday she voted for him again.

“When I was unemployed, he kept extending unemployment benefits so it was not so bad trying to find a job,’’ said Ng, 36, gently swinging her 6-week-old daughter, Jasmine, snuggled in her car seat. “Luckily, he got things turned around so I was able to go back to the same job” when her company began rehiring.

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