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QU students volunteer in New Hampshire for primaries

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Quinnipiac University students attend primary in New Hampshire (WFSB) Quinnipiac University students attend primary in New Hampshire (WFSB)
MANCHESTER, N.H. (WFSB) -

A group of students from Quinnipiac University were in New Hampshire on Tuesday volunteering for a number of candidates for the primaries.

These students were in New Hampshire for a few days and they said they’ve been busy, but it’s also a unique experience that gives them an inside look at what it takes to get there.

“A lot of people don't understand what goes into a campaign,” QU sophomore David Friedlander said. “There is so much that goes on behind the scenes before you even get to see the campaign."

Eyewitness News found three in Goffstown on the day of the New Hampshire primary. They've been going door-to-door, trying to get people out to vote.

QU freshman Antione Campbell said he had knocked on 300 to 400 doors.

"They give you a clip board of things and you drive to every house,” Campbell said.

Students were given a choice of which candidate they would volunteer for. One group picked Bernie Sanders.

“He stands up for education. He wants to close the large income gap,” QU junior Christian Giles said. “He wants to fix health care."

It’s part of a 14-week course and they get credits for their volunteer work. But for most it’s really about the experience and the chance to be part of the process, and it can even get some to think about their own futures in politics. 

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