HOLLY RAMER and NICHOLAS RICCARDI
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Bernie Sanders rallied hundreds of supporters outside the New Hampshire capital when the senator formally filed to compete in the state's first-in-the-nation presidential primary. A howling crowd cheered South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg as he walked through the statehouse to file his paperwork.
When it was Colorado Sen. Michael Bennet's turn, he wound up with about a dozen supporters and a pep talk from Secretary of State Bill Gardner, the dean of the New Hampshire primary.
"Giving the little guy a chance, that's what it's about," Gardner assured Bennet, who sits at about 1% in most polls.
Voters cast ballots in less than three months, and the Democratic primary is still crowded with little guys. Rough