Most influential players in the New Hampshire primary
The Boston Globe
In 2004, Shea-Porter was an unknown, unpaid volunteer on Wesley Clark’s presidential campaign. Two years later she stunned many in the state with her election to Congress, upsetting the establishment choice in a Democratic primary and then a two-term incumbent in the general election. Since then Shea-Porter has become a symbol of the strength of the grassroots in elections. It is not so much Shea-Porter’s endorsement that candidates seek, but it is her supporters.
US Representative Carol Shea-Porter
In 2004, Shea-Porter was an unknown, unpaid volunteer on Wesley Clark’s presidential campaign. Two years later she stunned many in the state with her election to Congress, upsetting the establishment choice in a Democratic primary and then a two-term incumbent in the general election. Since then Shea-Porter has become a symbol of the strength of the grassroots in elections. It is not so much Shea-Porter’s endorsement that candidates seek, but it is her supporters.
(Globe Staff Photo / Joanne Rathe)