Campaign Diaries: Kerry's Advance Man

Hannah Sets the Stage, But Senator Makes the Show

Mark Hannah, a 23-year-old from Cape Cod, Mass., handles logistics for the John Kerry campaign.

hide captionMark Hannah, a 23-year-old from Cape Cod, Mass., handles logistics for the John Kerry campaign.

Charlie Mayer, NPR News

With the New Hampshire primary just days away, Massachusetts Sen. John Kerry is ahead in the polls. But a 23-year-old from Cape Cod is ahead of John Kerry. Mark Hannah, a member of Kerry's advance team, sets up sites before the senator arrives. Hannah handles everything from wheelchair accessibility to poster placement and press seating.

For NPR's Campaign Diaries, Hannah talks about what it's like to work for Sen. Kerry. "He's quick, he's good, and he's right," says Hannah. "I've never heard him be wrong. That's why I'm working for him, and I can't imagine working with another candidate, to be honest."

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