MANCHESTER, N.H. (WTNH) — The lead up to the 2020 Democratic Presidential primary election in New Hampshire was at a fever pitch Saturday, despite the freezing temperatures outside. Students of Quinnipiac University and their professors are in Manchester to experience the primary first-hand. Saturday, they attended a rally for Former Vice President Joe Biden.
At the Rex Theater Saturday, the students sat right behind former Vice President Joe Biden on stage, and after, they even got selfies with the presidential candidate.
Sarah Annabi, a freshman at Quinnipiac University said, “It’s just so mind-blowing to be able to see everything so firsthand, I mean we were right behind him, so it was just crazy.”
“You see him on TV…and just seeing him in person, shaking his hand, taking a picture with him, it’s just absolutely insane…I have that moment several times a day.”– Sarah Annabi, QU student
Annabi tells us she continues to pinch herself that she’s here experiencing all this at firsthand.
Meantime, history major, Tyler Delehoy, can’t believe he’s part of the history unfolding this weekend.
“I can’t believe that I’ll look back in 20 years like I was on the ground, I was doing things for this election,” Delehoy said. Things attending rallies and even the debate.
“They were thrilled, I felt like a hero,” Delehoy and Annabi’s Quinnipiac professor said. “It was a great start for this leg of the field trip.”
It’s a weekend full of events and surprises, and these students are eating up every second.
“I love watching the excitement in their eyes,” the professor said.
Delehoy tells us, it’s a weekend he’ll remember forever.
“Every little thing here inspires me to do so much more in the future,” Delehoy said.
There will be more town hall events Sunday, as well as more rallies held throughout the area. These students are taking to the streets as they canvas and go door to door, encouraging people to get out and vote.