There’s a terrific front-page Globe article today on Carol Shea-Porter’s astounding victory in New Hampshire’s first congressional district. My favorite excerpts:
Shea-Porter and [campaign manager Sue Mayer] were told they needed to raise money — perhaps as much as $1 million — but they never really tried. Instead, Mayer said, she used her master’s degree studies in medieval history to spread Shea-Porter’s message by word of mouth, learning lessons from centuries-old rebellions that turned on word of mouth and “spread like wildfire.”
Excellent — bringing 13th century technology to a 21st century campaign! And then there’s this gem about Shea-Porter’s relationship with the Beltway gang:
Democrats are beginning to learn Shea-Porter’s name. The morning after the election, the DCCC called with its first offer of financial support. “They asked us if we wanted them to pay our debt, and we told them we didn’t have any,” Shea-Porter said. “But it was nice of them to offer.”
You go, Carol.