Ever wondered who’s responsible for actually setting the stage for a presidential campaign event? Or what those must-visit New Hampshire stops are like on the days when they’re not being used as backdrops for candidate meet-and-greets?
While the candidates steal most of the spotlight when it comes to the New Hampshire primary, there’s plenty of action happening behind the scenes, too.
As part of our campaign coverage, NHPR has been pulling back the curtain on the people and places that keep the primary going — and, in some cases, those whose existence depends almost entirely on the primary itself.
Check out our "Primary Backstage" series for stories of the political scientists who serve as the nation’s New Hampshire electoral experts every four years, the photographer who’s had a front-row view of every primary since 1980, the guy responsible for making sure the microphones (among other things) are all set, and more.