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New Hampshire: Ground Zero For 'Bird-Dogging' Candidates05:44

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Johnny Clockworks, a member of the Stamp Stampede, performs a song he composed about campaign finance reform at a recent event for Sen. Bernie Sanders. The Stampede is one of many advocacy groups vying for attention in the shadow of the N.H. primary. (Sam Evans-Brown, NHPR)closemore
Johnny Clockworks, a member of the Stamp Stampede, performs a song he composed about campaign finance reform at a recent event for Sen. Bernie Sanders. The Stampede is one of many advocacy groups vying for attention in the shadow of the N.H. primary. (Sam Evans-Brown, NHPR)

New Hampshire hosts the first presidential primary, and many advocacy organizations are attending town hall meetings and other events there to draw attention to their issues and "bird-dog" the candidates by asking well-rehearsed questions.

From the Here & Now Contributors Network, Sam Evans-Brown of New Hampshire Public Radio takes a look at some of the players vying for attention in New Hampshire.

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This segment aired on September 10, 2015.

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