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N.H. Democrats Take in Convention at Watch Parties Around the State

Jason Moon for NHPR

As Hillary Clinton accepted the Democratic nomination for president in Philadelphia last night, supporters in New Hampshire took in the moment at watch parties across the state.

Inside the offices of the Portsmouth Democratic Committee, about 30 people sat in folding chairs to watch the Democratic National Convention unfold.

As they waited for Hillary Clinton’s speech, the group heard from former Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter and spoke via speakerphone to New Hampshire delegates on the convention floor.

After Clinton’s speech the crowd was enthusiastic. Jennifer Warren of Portsmouth says having a female presidential candidate represent a major party was a historic milestone long overdue.

“I’m 51 years old, and I was always told I could be anything I wanted to be. But people in my age category – a lot of women really don’t believe that. And I think she came from that same kind of background so I really connect to that.”

Just how many voters will connect to that remains to be seen.

Jason Moon is a senior reporter and producer on the Document team. He has created longform narrative podcast series on topics ranging from unsolved murders, to presidential elections, to secret lists of police officers.

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