Before the Election: A Collection of Photos Leading up to the Primary

Every four years, New Hampshire becomes a political spectacle that starts the presidential election process. The year 2024 has not been different than any other presidential election. Towns like Manchester, Keene, Rochester, Nashua, and the capital, Concord, were filled with meet-and-greets and rallies of Democratic and Republican candidates. The locations of the events varied from coffee shops and restaurants to middle school libraries, country clubs, and even arenas. Presidential candidates Nikki Haley, Marianne Williamson, Dean Phillips, and Donald Trump all had rallies and meet and greets for five days to gain the support of New Hampshire voters.

These events all gathered diverse groups of people. Whether they were supporters, protesters, or just listeners, this photo essay exhibits the energy of each candidate and their events.

~Dean Phillips’s slogan, “Courage,” printed on a poster and covering the walls of his event space on January19, 2024

~ A supporter of Dean Phillips taking a video of the politician’s speech on January 19, 2024.

~Presidential candidate Dean Phillips, speaking to his supporters on January 19, 2024

~ Tim, production member for Phillips Campaign, taking down posters after the event.

~ Rick Hubbard, an 82-year-old who’s walking across the country to fix democracy, spreading his message outside of his truck in Concord, NH Friday night.

~ Trump-themed merchandise being sold outside of a Donald Trump rally January 19, 2024 in Concord, NH.

~Trump-themed RV outside of Donald Trump’s rally on Friday, January 19, 2024 in Concord, NH. It also shows an upside-down Betsy Ross American flag, which means extreme distress.

~ A Nikki Haley supporter holding the candidate’s poster up as Haley comes onto the stage, January 20, 2024.

~ Nikki Haley talking about her policies and platform for the 2024 election, January 20, 2024 in Keene NH.

~ Haley supporters holding signs as they leave her event on January 20, 2024.

~ A supporter sporting a signed Haley jersey at her January 20, 2024, event.

~ A man wearing a jacket that says “Cops say legalize heroin, ask me why,” outside of Republican Nikki Haley’s event in Keene, NH.

~ A mother and her 13-year-old daughter from Boston handing out Haley signs before her event on January 21, 2024, in Derry, NH.

~ A Haley supporter holding a sign as the candidate walks onto the stage

~ A Haley supporter holding a sign as the candidate walks onto the stage

~ Marianne Williamson supporters attending her event on January 21, 2024 in Nashua, NH.

~ New Hampshire State Representative Jonah Wheeler embraces Williamson as he introduces her.

~ Marianne Williamson discussing her stances on ongoing issues in the United States.

~ An attendee of Williamson’s event filming Williamson’s answers to supporters’ questions.

~ A Activist asking Williamson what will happen if Donald Trump wins the election.

~ Former Presidential candidate, Andrew Yang, introducing Dean Phillips at his event on January 22, 2024.

~ A Dean Phillips campaign worker livestreaming his election eve event on January 22, 2024.

~ Dean Phillips and Andrew Yang embracing at the beginning of the Phillips event on January 22, 2024.

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