HUFFINGTON POST
03/28/2008 02:45 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

NH: Hillary Camp Targeted Non-College Youth

Hillary won in NH. So that's what it is. The significant thing is that the youth vote was again a major factor. According to CIRCLE, the youth turnout rate more than doubled since 2004, rising to 43 percent compared to 18 percent in 2004 and 28 percent in 2000. More than that, among Democrats, 18- to 29-year-olds came out in greater percentages than older sets of voters, constituting a major voting bloc. According to CNN, 18- to 29-year-olds made up 18 percent of N.H. primary voters, 30- to 39-year-olds made up 15 percent and 65 and older voters made up 13 percent.

How did Hillary beat back the Obama momentum? Jane Fleming Kleeb, executive director of the Young Voter PAC, wrote a compelling press release, saying "Clinton came out of Iowa knowing she needed to target young people and ran an aggressive campaign among non-college youth."

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