‘Super volunteers’ keep New Hampshire primary’s grassroots nature alive

by FOXNews.com  |  published on August 24, 2015

Each Saturday morning, 78-year-old Gary Patton goes door to door to talk to his neighbors about Hillary Rodham Clinton. He starts with a friendly introduction to make sure people know he’s a local — not some out-of-towner who doesn’t understand New Hampshire.

His wife, Lenore, runs an email blast for the Rockingham County Democrats to keep people informed about coming visits by Clinton and every other Democrat in the presidential race. Since moving to Hampton in 1997, they’ve become the go-to couple for activists and candidates alike. Clinton sought their endorsement in a half-hour private meeting in 2007, but they eventually got behind then-Sen. Barack Obama.

“They know everything that’s going on on the ground,” said Pete Kavanaugh, state director for Obama’s 2012 campaign. “They’re able to provide kind of a long-term stability for presidential candidates that otherwise wouldn’t exist.”

  • Joe Are Hintz


  • Ron Long

    When the article said that he goes door to door, I had a vision of an old man in a bath robe with his trousers around his ankles and a drool bucket tied around his neck. This old fool doesn’t realize that the Democrat Party is not the same party it was long ago, it is now purely a socialist party, the same socialist ideals, that at his age, he probably fought against in WWII. It was taken over in 1968.

  • ADRoberts

    Nothing like being deceived brain dead, atheists.

  • disqus_tKlEuAw2uq

    Will they must be brain dead, they sure know how to pick losers, liars, and con artist.

  • Graywolf12

    At 76 they should know better than to support someone that honors Margaret Sanger and has many communist traits.

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