HAMDEN, Conn. (AP) – A Quinnipiac University professor and 28 of his political science students are in New Hampshire to learn about campaign work before and during that state’s presidential primary.

Scott McLean has been offering his advanced-level “Presidential Campaigns” seminar every four years since the 2000 election. This year’s students left recently for New Hampshire and will remain there through Tuesday’s presidential primary.

It’s one of a handful of college programs in which the students analyze the history and techniques of grass-roots politics in the presidential nomination system, then put that knowledge to use during a real campaign.

McLean requires the students to research the candidates, choose one to support and then take part in voter outreach as interns in the campaign of their choice until at least the primary.

     (Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)


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