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The Boston Globe: She’s the iron woman of Massachusetts’ political canvassers

Clipboard on the floor, Kate Donaghue guided her Honda toward a cul-de-sac near the headwaters of the Assabet River, preparing for her second door-to-door canvass of the day. “I tell people, canvassing is an exercise in democracy with an emphasis on exercise,” she said.

She grabbed her voter list and a neighborhood map scattered with dots and approached a spacious Colonial. She rang the bell, as she has 25,000 times, by her estimate, over the past decade.

“Hi there. My name’s Kate, and I’m a volunteer with the Democratic party.”