Behind the televised events and 24/7 campaign coverage, there is a small army of phone callers and door knockers. Who are these people and what drives them to get involved? Photos by David Pecyger for NewsHour
On left (clockwise): Claudette Schaaf wears “I Like Obamacare” button outside the Obama campaign’s office in Arvada, Colorado, 18-year-old Dylan Monahan spends 72 hours a week on the phone and knocking on doors, and the “Colorado Forward” RV.
On right (clockwise): Retired elementary school principal Richard Vigil mans the phones for Mitt Romney, “No Mas Obama” spotted outside a rally, and a bumper sticker seen outside Romney headquarters in Lakewood, Colorado.