And the bonds that form during the intensity of a campaign often last, solidified by near all-nighters and a common goal.
“Some of my best friends in my adult life have come from people who don’t look like me, don’t have the same upbringing, but were side by side with me in the trenches in ’08,” said Beverly, a 36-year-old African-American who grew up in the Midwest. “We share the commitment to the president but also a vision for what our country can be. I’m seeing it again this year.”
Former Sen. Scott Brown, R-Mass., candidate for U.S. Senate in New Hampshire, holds his hand over his heart during the singing of the national anthem as he waits to take the stage for his town hall campaign rally with Sen. John McCain at the Pinkerton Academy in Derry, N.H., on Monday, Aug. 18, 2014.