Friday, March 12, 2010

R.I.P. "Granny D"

Doris “Granny D” Haddock has died at age 100. Ms. Haddock was a tireless advocate for public financing of campaigns. RIP, Granny D. You will be missed.

From the Nashua Telegraph: She first garnered national attention 10 years ago, when she walked across the country to bring attention to her cause.

She turned 100 in January, and died at her home in Dublin surrounded by her family. According to The Associated Press, her son, Jim Haddock, says Sunday’s service will be held at the Dublin Community Church where his mother worshipped.

In 1999 and 2000, Haddock walked 3,200 miles over 14 months to promote public financing of campaigns. Four years later, she ran unsuccessfully for U.S. Senate against Republican Judd Gregg.

In a book about her famous walk, Haddock said she sometimes felt foolish, but when she thought about people who doubted her, she became angry and her anger fueled her passion.

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