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MANCHESTER, N.H. – Just as voters headed to the precincts for the critical New Hampshire Presidential Primary on Jan. 27, credit unions here were in the thick of it all ensuring that their concerns were heard. “Credit unions have invested in the selection process, from attending candidate forums to pancake breakfasts,” said Rob Kimmett, New Hampshire Credit Union League senior vice president, public relations and marketing. “It’s in their marrow to be active on the political and legislative front.” Like the rest of the nation, credit unions want to know where the candidates stand on health care and war issues, Kimmett said. As banking group efforts continue their efforts to level what it claims is an unfair playing field, New Hampshire have been proactive in seeking relationships with legislators that have an ear to their concerns. “The incredible quality of it all is that they know how to hold a politician’s feet to the fire, Kimmett said. Sen. John Kerry won the New Hampshire Primary, with Howard Dean coming in second, followed by Wesley Clark, John Edwards and Joe Lieberman. The candidates head to primaries in Missouri, South Carolina, Arizona, Delaware and Oklahoma and caucuses in New Mexico and North Dakota this week.

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