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Young Voter Portraits

Hooked on the High

Chavvahn Gade was in Obama’s senate office on the day he was elected. Read about her experience and how she feels about him now.

Casting for a Candidate

Allie Harrison worked as a CNN aide at the Republican National Convention in Minneapolis in 2008. Read more about her experiences as a conservative in liberal Missoula.

Getting the Groove of Politics

David Stickney and his mom campaigned for Obama for a day, a month before the presidential election 2008. A citizen has to do more than just vote, he says.

Minding the Mountain

Ashley Haley voted for Obama in 2008. She is still optimistic about the promises he made to Native Americans during his campaign.

Quicksand Campaigner

Daniel Viehland was politically active before he could even vote. To him, doing nothing is not an option.

Potent Politics

Anicka Kratina-Hathaway spent the first half of Election Day 2008 at Jerry Johnson Hot Springs, soaking in a warm pool. Then duty called, and she returned to Missoula, to reconnect to the world of mass media and politics.

Lowering the Lens

Photographer David Erickson covered Election Day 2008 for the Whitefish Pilot. Witnessing scenes of patriotism and pride reinforced his desire to share historical moments as a documentary filmmaker.

One Issue, One Vote

When Jessica Kotur cast her vote for John McCain in 2008, she was moved by one issue: abortion. The 26-year-0ld minister feels called upon to speak out against Barack Obama’s policies. Read why she nevertheless supports him as president.

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