HANOVER, New Hampshire (CNN) - Politics for Cary Lerner has become a family affair.
"This is new. Since it's new for me, they haven't grown up with it," said Lerner, referring to her two children, ages 11 and 21, who have accompanied her at the site of Wednesday night's Democratic presidential debate. "It's new for all of us. So we're learning about this together."
A newcomer to politics, Lerner, a resident of Chester, New Hampshire, is backing Sen. Hillary Clinton, D-New York.
"The last six years have been such a disaster that I just felt that I couldn't hold back any longer. I needed to become involved in the process because you can't complain if you don't at least try to do something."
Lerner says her political opinion has been shaped in part by her husband's experience at work.
"We need someone who's going to lead this country in a better direction, Who's going to regain our credibility in the world. My husband travels Internationally, and our standing across the world with the regular people in other countries is at an all-time low right now."
– CNN New Hampshire Producer Sareena Dalla