Manchester, New Hampshire (CNN) - The closer we get to the polls opening in New Hampshire, the more colorful characters you see in the streets trying to get their messages out.
Three men on horseback carrying a large, homemade Ron Paul banner through downtown Manchester stopped at Veterans' Memorial Park on Elm Street Saturday, home to the "Occupy the Primary" encampment. Supporters of the Republican presidential candidate and Texas congressman spoke with a few protestors about the primary and the current state of politics.
Occupy protestors know that many Republicans view them as an extension of the Democratic Party. Elizabeth Grunewald tried to dispel that notion by speaking with folks who are willing to stop and listen to what the group has to say.
"You can't have a slogan that says we are the 99% without including Republicans also," said Grunewald. "It's not aligned with the Democratic Party. It's aligned with the free thinking party."
Doug Bowen tried to sway voters while holding a sign that read "Why does the 1 percent have 2 parties but we have none?"
He said his message to the candidates and voters is "Get money out of politics, pass a constitutional amendment to ban corporate personhood and have publicly funded elections. It's the only way the 99% will get represented rather than the 1%."
There has not been any friction between the people in the small encampment and local police. But there has been plenty of debate on the sidewalks.
Victor Ochoa came from Ashville, North Carolina to take part in "Occupy the Primary." He said people are at least willing to listen to what he has to say.
"I think it's a matter of being able to speak their language … and I find that when we speak to people on a rational, concise, clear level they tend to do the same, generally they tend to agree with us and many of our issues actually," Ochoa said.