Wednesday, April 11, 2007

U.S. News & World Report: A Quadrennial Wooing Game

"Want to feel loved? Join the New Hampshire legislature.

Every four years, the cast of presidential candidates flood to New Hampshire to woo citizens in the state with the first primary in the country. At the top of their list: getting endorsements from state lawmakers.

"Whether they're the frontrunner or the ones in the back of the pack, they all come a-courtin'," nine-term Republican state Rep. Sherman Packard tells News Desk.

There are enough of them to go around. New Hampshire had the 10th-smallest population in 2005 but has a gargantuan House of Representatives of 400 members, giving it the lowest ration of citizens to lawmakers in the country at one representative for every 3,000 people."

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