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August recess: Whither our NH representatives?
Instead of needing to spend several days a week in Washington, members were freed up to travel throughout New Hampshire. This was especially true in election years, when visiting employers and holding town meetings doubled as campaigning.
Back in her campaign operative days, Shaheen scheduled scores, even hundreds, of public events for Gary Hart and other candidates for whom she worked. Shea-Porter made her name by stalking then-Congressman Jeb Bradley at dozens of the town hall meetings he held on a regular basis.
Guest editorial by Fergus Cullen.
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