John Edwards with son Jack.
BEDFORD, New Hampshire (CNN) - Jack and Emma Claire Edwards knew it wasn’t their average Halloween night.
Starting a quarter after five, former Sen. John Edward’s, D-North Carolina, accompanied his two children along with a dozen friends and staffers door-to-door in an affluent Granite State neighborhood. Neighbors were expecting them.
Jack, age seven, donned a spartan warrior costume while Emma Claire, age nine, sported a pink fifties bop girl dress. But, no get-up for the presidential hopeful - only a pair of blue jeans and a fleece.
Photographers quickly learned that the Edwards children were not on board with the spectacle, dodging and running from the cameras at every opportunity. At one moment, the Democratic presidential candidate told his children to “slow down,” at which time Jack responded, “We want to get away from the grown ups!”
A reporter yelled back, “What’s wrong with grown ups?”
– CNN New Hampshire Producer Sareena Dalla