Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romey's aides downplay expectations that he will do well in New Hampshire.
MANCHESTER, New Hampshire (CNN) - Call it "the Massachusetts factor."
Look on a car with a New Hampshire license plate, and there's a fairly good chance you will see a Boston Red Sox bumper sticker. The Boston newspapers are available at most newsstands and in many coffee shops.
And the Boston TV stations, especially in southern New Hampshire, are a big source of news and other programming - including political ads.
So perhaps it should be no surprise that when it comes to presidential politics, history suggests a Massachusetts factor.
– CNN Chief National Correspondent John King