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Byline: BRIAN MITCHELL
Democrats have feared for decades a Northeastern liberal can't carry the nation. But they may be about to anoint one as their front-runner.
Three of the Democrats' remaining seven White House hopefuls are New Englanders. Two of the three have a chance of winning Tuesday's primary in New Hampshire.
Sen. John Kerry of Massachusetts led former Vermont Gov. Howard Dean 30% to 22% in the Zogby tracking poll out Friday. That's quite a reversal since December, when Dean led Kerry by 20 points.
Retired Army Gen. Wes Clark was third with 14% in the poll out Friday. Sen. John Edwards of North Carolina had 7%. Clark and Edwards …