Playing up name, Bullock connects to N.H. history

  • Democratic presidential candidate Montana Gov. Steve Bullock walks through a hallway at the Statehouse, Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2019, in Concord, N.H. after filing to be placed on the New Hampshire primary ballot. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola) Elise Amendola

  • Democratic presidential candidate Montana Gov. Steve Bullock speaks to media after filing to be placed on the New Hampshire primary ballot at the Statehouse, Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2019, in Concord, N.H. At left is Secretary of State Bill Gardner. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola) Elise Amendola

  • Democratic presidential candidate Montana Gov. Steve Bullock speaks to media after filing to be placed on the New Hampshire primary ballot at the Statehouse, Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2019, in Concord, N.H. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola) Elise Amendola

  • Democratic presidential candidate Montana Gov. Steve Bullock files to be placed on the New Hampshire primary ballot at the Statehouse, Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2019, in Concord, N.H. At left is Secretary of State Bill Gardner. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola) Elise Amendola

Published: 11/12/2019 1:30:20 PM

Montana Gov. Steve Bullock has signed up for the New Hampshire primary, joking that he deserved a discount on the filing fee for sharing a name with the man who started the state’s tradition more than a century ago.

Candidates sign up to get on the ballot at a desk that belonged to Stephen A. Bullock, a farmer and state lawmaker who wrote the 1913 bill that established the state’s first presidential primary. His great-granddaughter, Sybil Dupuis, was there Tuesday to greet candidate Stephen C. Bullock, who greeted her as his “aunt” and suggested they should get DNA tests to see if they’re actually related.

Bullock said he’d consider a fourth or fifth-place finish in New Hampshire a win. He emphasized his success in a state that favored President Donald Trump.




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