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A New Hampshire mom has taken over Hillary Clinton’s Twitter account

What if she's a troll?


Eric Geller


Posted on May 21, 2015   Updated on May 28, 2021, 6:59 pm CDT

Former Secretary of State and current presidential candidate Hillary Clinton is catering to the early primary state of New Hampshire by letting a local woman take over her massively popular Twitter account.

Mary Jo Brown, a Portsmouth, N.H., resident who owns the Brown & Company design studio, announced her lucky break from the account on Thursday morning.  

She then tweeted a few behind-the-scenes photos from her job.

The @HillaryClinton account, which has about 3,550,000 followers, changed its logo to incorporate a picture of Brown into the Clinton campaign’s “H” logo. The account name also changed to “Mary Jo for Hillary.”

Hillary Clinton/Twitter

New Hampshire is the first state to hold a presidential primary each election year. (Iowa is usually the first state to hold a nominating event, but it is a caucus, not a primary.)

The Daily Dot has asked the Clinton campaign if her account will continue to be used for one-day takeovers like this in the future. We will update if we hear back.

Photo via Hillary Clinton/Twitter

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*First Published: May 21, 2015, 12:30 pm CDT