Media descends upon Webster School for Warren

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These are just a few of the reporters on hand. Elizabeth Warren is in there somewhere. Photo/Andrew Sylvia

MANCHESTER, N.H. – The eyes of world have focused upon New Hampshire for the past week, and at about 2:30 p.m. it felt like that focus narrowed its gaze upon Ward 1 in Manchester.

On Primary Day afternoon, dozens of reporters from across the world descended upon Webster Elementary School, awaiting U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren’s visit with volunteers standing outside the North End polling place.

Accompanied by Manchester Mayor Joyce Craig and State Senator and Ward 1 Alderman Kevin Cavanaugh, Warren thanked her supporters and took selfies with them as the media throng swarmed around her.

Warren Volunteer Frann Skolnick said she had not seen that many members of the media near Warren since her Washington Square Park event in October 2019, which the Warren Campaign estimated to have 20,000 people in attendance.

Skolnick credited the frenzy to the fact that time was running out on this critical day.

“This was bonkers, but given what day it is, it is game time,” she said. “(Warren) always has this energy that helps bring all of us to life, and it’s always a positive energy.”

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Many Elizabeth Warren joint selfies were taken. Photo/Andrew Sylvia

Skolnick said she had seen a mix of Warren voters and non-Warren voters she could identify walking in to vote, with volunteers from other campaigns such as Andrew Yang Volunteer Jackson Bake corroborating the array of Ward 1 voters arriving throughout the day.

Bake called the mood outside the school as cordial among the volunteers of the assorted campaigns and said the Yang campaign asked him and several of his friends to arrive at the school due to its media presence.

“Everybody is thrilled to be here at the epicenter of American politics right now,” he said. “From what I’ve seen, New Hampshire voters are taking their responsibility very seriously.”

The polls close in Manchester at 7 p.m.

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Andrew Sylvia

Assistant EditorManchester Ink Link

Born and raised in the Granite State, Andrew Sylvia has written approximately 10,000 pieces over his career for outlets across Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Vermont. On top of that, he's a licensed notary and licensed to sell property, casualty and life insurance, he's been a USSF trained youth soccer and futsal referee for the past six years and he can name over 60 national flags in under 60 seconds according to that flag game app he has on his phone, which makes sense because he also has a bachelor's degree in geography (like Michael Jordan). He can also type over 100 words a minute on a good day.