Bullock says fourth- or fifth-place finish in NH, Iowa would put him on presidential radar

Montana Gov. Steve Bullock had a special enjoyment filing his name for the first-in-the-nation primary ballot Tuesday – he signed the declaration and handed over his $1,000 check at the desk donated by the family of his namesake.

More than a century ago, New Hampshire state Rep. Stephen A. Bullock sponsored legislation that established the primary. The contest wasn’t first in the nation in it is debut in 1916, but by 1920, two other states had moved aside and New Hampshire was first-in-the-nation for the first time.

The desk of Richmond, N.H., farmer was donated to the state by his descendants four years ago and made its own debut during the filing period for the 2016 primary.