When New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie spoke to a group of employees at a technology company in Manchester, N.H., on Monday, there was one couple who didn’t quite belong. They don’t work at the company and don’t even live in the state – they were visiting from California to get an up-close look at the presidential candidates they usually get to see only on television.
Linda Verraster and John Alkema, who live in San Clemente, arrived in New Hampshire on Friday and plan to stay until Wednesday.
This is Alkema’s third time visiting the state for the primary and his wife’s first. They’re among the