Run Granny Run

Run Granny Run

SBS  |  October 26, 2010

In 1999, an 89 year-old woman named Doris 'Granny D' Haddock, laced up her sneakers and walked across America to rally against the influence of big money in elections. Making friends, enemies and news headlines, Granny D's protest walk lasted 3200 miles and caught the attention of both political players and regular citizens. Five years later, when state Senator Burt Cohen dropped out of the election race, the Democratic Party had just 24 hours to fill Cohen's place on the ballot. Who stepped forward to take the opening? 94 year-old Granny D.

In 1999, an 89 year-old woman named Doris 'Granny D' Haddock, laced up her sneakers and walked across America to rally against the influence of big money in elections. Making friends, enemies and news headlines, Granny D's protest walk lasted 3200 miles and caught the attention of both political players and regular citizens. Five years later, when state Senator Burt Cohen dropped out of the election race, the Democratic Party had just 24 hours to fill Cohen's place on the ballot. Who stepped forward to take the opening? 94 year-old Granny D.

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