CONCORD, N.H. - Over 4,200 attended the New Hampshire Democratic State Convention this weekend, making it the largest State Convention ever. Five Democratic candidates spoke to an excited and energetic crowd of Democrats about expanding opportunities for the middle class, in stark opposition to Republicans, who are bent on repeating the same failed Republican policies that favor the wealthiest and leave the middle class behind.
See coverage roundup below:
Nashua Telegraph // Chris Garofolo
More than 4,000 flocked to the Verizon Wireless Arena for the largest convention in party history to unite behind a populist domestic and economic agenda in an effort to keep the White House next year.
"New Hampshire Democrats never take an election off," said Lucas Meyer, president of the New Hampshire Young Democrats.
"If you look around this room, I don't think there's a question about the excitement for this election," he said. "I think the field we have is excellent. It gives us a lot of ideas, and I think a lot of people are going to get engaged."
NHPR // Brady Carlson
But on convention day at least, Democrats like Fountain were happy to see their party as one team with one message and multiple messengers.
Union Leader // Dan Tuohy
The New Hampshire Democratic Party said the convention was the largest in its history, with 4,201 people admitted into the Verizon Wireless Arena… Crowds showed up early Saturday morning, with supporters holding or planting campaign signs in front of the arena.
Boston Globe // James Pindell & Akilah Johnson
In a competition to show force and organization, the leading Democratic presidential candidates converged Saturday morning on an arena crowd of 4,000 party faithful. Less than five months before the first-in-the-nation presidential primary, the annual New Hampshire Democratic Party convention served as a test of organization and enthusiasm for their campaigns.
WMUR // John DiStaso
Snapchatters will be contributing to the overall broad media coverage of the big New Hampshire Democratic Party state convention at the Verizon Wireless Arena on Saturday.
Snapchat, which has nearly 100 million daily active users, will for the first time focus on a nationally circulated live story on the New Hampshire campaign.
Before and after the convention, the live story will continue with coverage of all Democratic campaign events in the state throughout the day...
A team at Snapchat “curates” many individually-submitted Snaps and compiles them into a three-to-five minute video that is then broadcast to millions of users their phones.