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Young N.H. Democrats grow in stature

Threaten power of establishment Observers say trend aids Obama

A Secret Service agent held back a group of young people as the Obama motocade went past a rally yesterday in Claremont, N.H. The senator from Illinois is drawing enthusiastic backing among New Hampshire's newly active, often younger Democrats. A Secret Service agent held back a group of young people as the Obama motocade went past a rally yesterday in Claremont, N.H. The senator from Illinois is drawing enthusiastic backing among New Hampshire's newly active, often younger Democrats. (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
By Susan Milligan
Globe Staff / January 8, 2008

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MANCHESTER, N.H. - A new breed of New Hampshire Democrat - younger, more brash and more progressive - is becoming more powerful in the Granite State, threatening the longtime dominance of more traditional, establishment Democrats who helped get Bill Clinton elected in 1992 and are backing Senator Hillary Clinton this year. (Full article: 799 words)

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