The Latest: Kasich searches for NH votes, serves coffee

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — The Latest developments from Campaign 2016 as New Hampshire voters cast their ballots for president in the Republican primaries (all times local):


9:10 a.m.

John Kasich is searching for votes one cup of coffee at a time.

The Ohio governor is jumping behind the counter at the famous Red Arrow diner in Manchester to pour coffee for guests and even deliver a plate of food.

“I don’t want to bother you, but I’m going to bother you!” he’s joking with voters enjoying their breakfast.

Kasich is spending the day visiting polling places around the state before joining supporters in Concord Tuesday evening.

Kasich’s wife Karen is joining him on the trail for the final hours of campaigning before the polls close.


9:00 a.m.

One of Hillary Clinton’s morning stops put her face-to-face with Frank Fiorina, the husband of Republican presidential candidate Carly Fiorina.

Clinton and Fiorina greeted each other at a middle school in Derry, New Hampshire that serves as a polling site.

Clinton asked Fiorina, “Isn’t it amazing?”

Fiorina joked that he’s not crazy about the snow but the people who come to the polls are “amazing.”

Clinton added, “Give my best to Carly.”


7:50 a.m.

Donald Trump says his campaign is $45 million under budget as he enters the second race of the presidential nomination process.

Speaking to MSNBC’s Morning Joe as polls opened in New Hampshire Tuesday, Trump acknowledged that he’s polled well in the Granite State but urged people to go out and vote.

Trump also addressed a possible third-party run by former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, calling Bloomberg his friend, but acknowledging some of his shortfalls as mayor with regard to property development.

Trump has maintained a lead in most New Hampshire polls among his Republican contenders leading up to Tuesday’s primary.


7:45 a.m.

Ohio Gov. John Kasich is avoiding making predictions as voters head to the polls in the New Hampshire primary, instead, focusing on his economic plans for the country.

Speaking to MSNBC’s Morning Joe Tuesday, Kasich said he expects a “strong finish” in the first-in-the-nation primary, but emphasized his wishes to maintain a positive campaign that promotes job creation and economic prosperity for the American people.

In the tiny town of Dixville, which votes at midnight on primary day, Kasich sneaked past Donald Trump, 3-2, among Republicans. Polls are now opening in the rest of the state.


7:15 a.m.

Hillary Clinton is vowing to “keep working until the last vote is cast and counted” as voting in the New Hampshire primary begins.

Clinton is starting her day before 7 a.m. at a Manchester polling location. She shook hands and posed for photographs with a group of volunteers & supporters.

Polls show Clinton trailing Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders in the nation’s first presidential primary. Clinton narrowly defeated Sanders in last week’s Iowa caucuses.

Clinton declined to predict the outcome to reporters, saying she’s “looking for a great election.”


7:00 a.m.

Polls are opening across New Hampshire, though the exact hours vary from place to place.

State law requires polls to be open between 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. Tuesday. Most allow voting between 8 a.m. and 7 p.m., with a handful opening polls as early as 6 a.m. and about 20 remaining open until 8 p.m. And three tiny towns — Hart’s Location, Dixville and Millsfield — had permission to open their polls at midnight and close them moments later once everyone had voted.

Independent voters, officially known as “undeclared,” make up 44 percent of registered voters. They can vote in either primary, making them a key group on Tuesday.