Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Saint Anselm College 2012 Republican Presidential Straw Poll

New Hampshire voters will get another chance to weigh in on the growing crowd of presidential candidates-in-waiting on Thursday, when Saint Anselm College will hold its 2012 Republican Presidential Straw Poll. They'll also get a chance to meet Fred Karger, who became the first official presidential candidate of the 2012 election cycle last week.

Invited guest include all 18 Republicans who are currently considering making a run for the White House in 2012. So far, Karger is the only one to confirm. He's been campaigning on college campuses across the Granite State for months now, defending students' right to vote and calling for a Constitutional Amendment to lower the voting age to 16 or 17.

Meanwhile, local lawmakers from his own party have be trying to strip many college students of the right to vote in New Hampshire. NH House Speaker William O'Brien, a Republican, was recently caught on video calling student voters "foolish" for voting "liberal". The video quickly went viral, casting the spotlight on a GOP sponsored bill that would have prevented most college students from voting in the community where they attend school - even if they live there year round.  Thankfully, that bill was struck down in committee.

Hopefully other Republicans will emulate Fred Karger's commitment to students by turning out for Thursday's event at the New Hampshire Institute of Politics. Here are the details:

Date: Thursday, March 31, 2011

Time: 7:00 to 9:00 PM


Saint Anselm College - New Hampshire Institute of Politics
100 Saint Anselm Dr.
Manchester, NH 03102

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