Political tourists flock to New Hampshire for up-close view
By The Associated Press
SALEM, N.H. (AP) -
Ann and Jon Vitti hopped on a flight from Los Angeles to snowy New Hampshire to witness firsthand what they can't see on their TV: The more personal side of presidential politics.
They are just two of many voters flocking to New Hampshire as political tourists in the week leading up to the state's presidential primary on Tuesday. They come from as far as California and as near as Massachusetts to engage in an up-close civics lesson and pose questions to the potential next president.
While the 2016 campaign plays out through televised debates in the rest of the nation, the town hall meeting is a staple of New Hampshire campaigning. Voters seek detailed explanations from candidates on everything from drug addiction to the rising costs of health care.