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UPDATED: New Hampshire Birther Bill Dies In Committee


So where do Republican state leaders stand on this question?

The Majority Leader of the House, D.J. Bettencourt has loudly opposed the measure, calling it unnecessary and a distraction from important issues. "Moreover, this potential amendment could represent a threat to our first in the nation primary as it gives other states reason and desire to try to jump us in line, " he wrote.

But House Speaker Bill O'Brien is withholding comment until the Election Law Committee considers the legislation on Wednesday.

New Hampshire's just the latest state to push birther laws since Obama took office. Give their plan a read here. Republicans in Connecticut, Arizona, Texas, Georgia, Missouri and Oklahoma have authored similar bills.