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New Hampshire, besieged

Going door-to-door for Obama in New Hampshire

By Andrzej Ryan  

Obama supporters in New Hampshire (photo: Obama campaign)

8am on a Saturday morning and Democrat volunteers from all over Boston were drinking coffee in the car park of a carpet megastore. It was from here that we’d drive out to New Hampshire.

Few states feel the brunt of the campaign like the Granite State. Its 1.2m inhabitants are under siege, with countless TV adverts and candidate appearances, and hordes of eager canvassers on their doorsteps.

Arriving in Goffstown, we gathered in a quaint tea shop for a…

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