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New Hampshire Democrats Recall '92 Cuomo Write-in Campaign



    he death of former New York Gov. Mario Cuomo has New Hampshire Democrats reminiscing about the 1992 presidential primary and the write-in campaign they launched on his behalf.

    In December 1991, Cuomo was ready to fly to New Hampshire and sign up at the last minute, but a budget battle kept him in New York and he decided not to run. Word of his decision came less than two hours before the registration deadline, disappointing a small crowd waiting for him in Concord.

    Executive Councilor Deb Pignatelli remembers taking her sons to watch what she thought was going to be a historic moment. And Wes Stinson, who ran the write-in effort, says he remembers a "crazed adventure" of promoting a non-candidate.

    Cuomo got 4 percent of the Democratic vote. 

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