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Election 2020

Tired of Campaign ‘Manipulation’ N.H. Voters Get Trained in the Art of the Bird Dog

Birddoggers in action in Dover, NH. Photo by Jason Moon for NHPR

Presidential campaigns do all they can to make sure their events stay on message: candidates who pivot out of tough questions, campaign staff who keep a tight grip on the microphone while a voter is asking a question. But now, more and more, voters are coming to campaign events with their own bag of tricks. With the help of advocacy groups around the state, they’re getting trained in an art known as birddogging.

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Presidential Candidate Moulton Knows He’s Not Very Well-Known

U.S. Rep. Seth Moulton at WBUR. Photo by Robin Lubbock for WBUR

Among the challenges facing Massachusetts U.S. Rep. Seth Moulton, who announced this week he’s joining the crowded field of Democratic candidates for president, is the fact that he’s not well-known. It’s a fact the North Shore politician is well aware of.

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