The real N.H. GOP summit is upstairs, behind closed doors

Nashua NH, Saturday, April 18, 2015: Carly Fiorina speaks during the 2015 First In The Nation Republican Leadership Summit CREDIT: Cheryl Senter for The Boston Globe

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A good speech can give a candidate some temporary buzz, but winning the backing of a top state Republican proves more valuable in the long run.

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