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NH Independents Moving to Democrats

By PHILIP ELLIOTT
Associated Press Writer

MERRIMACK, N.H. - Trisha Swonger, part of the remarkable 43 percent of New Hampshire voters who call themselves independents, remembers the balloons and euphoria in 2000 when her man, John McCain, won the state's leadoff Republican primary.
He'd better not be counting on her this year.

In fact, come primary day, the Republicans shouldn't be counting on very many of the independents at all.

In 2000, Swonger joined McCain and other supporters in a hotel ballroom cheering his big New Hampshire victory over George W. Bush. But times have changed.

"The John McCain who is running this time is not the John McCain I supported in 2000," Swonger said, standing outside a house party for her current candidate, Democratic Sen. Barack Obama. "I don't want anything to do with this guy."

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