Friday, October 24, 2008

CRs in the Herald

From the Herald:

College Republicans remain active as they prepare for ‘crunch time’
By Ashley WioskowskiNews Editor

(Michael Paeplow / Western Herald) Junior Brendan Cole, vice president of Students for Life, spoke to Western Michigan University’s College Republicans on Wednesday night in the Bernhard Center.

The College Republicans met on Oct. 22 to discuss their last plans to help promote candidates before Election Day.

Last weekend the Republicans went door-to-door in Vicksburg to promote Republican candidates, and this week the group will continue in Vicksburg.

Anyone who is interested can meet the Republicans at the Bernhard Center at 3 p.m. for carpooling.

Addressing the limited time before the election, Dan Mack, treasurer for the RSO, stressed how important it is to go door-to-door promoting the candidates.

“It’s crunch time,” Mack said.

David Bell, elections vice chairman, addressed the group about last week’s absence of Jack Hoogendyk, who is running for U.S. Senate against Sen. Carl Levin, due to a time conflict in scheduling.

Bell said that Hoogendyk plans to re-schedule sometime in the future.

Bell also brought up that the RSO finally has got the funding to bring Ben Stein, who is most popular for his quiz show, “Win Ben Stein’s money,” or his part in “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off.”
Beyond comedic entertainment, Stein has political affiliation.

Stein has worked as an economist, poverty and trial lawyer.

Also, in 1973 and 1974, he became a speechwriter and lawyer for Richard Nixon and then Gerald Ford.The date is yet to be planned, but Bell said he foresees it taking place in the spring.

The Republicans plan to go door-to-door Nov. 1 for Larry DeShazor who is running for State Representative in the 61st district.

On Nov. 3, the Republicans will be putting up yard signs.

Kelly MacDonell, chief of operations, added that these signs will be put up “everywhere we can.”On Nov. 5, the group will be going to Roadhouse for a celebratory dinner.

College Republicans member Brendan Cole, who is the vice president for Students for Life, announced speaker Chris Gast, a political activist, will be at 2304 Sangren Hall on Oct. 23 at 8 p.m. to address Proposal 2: Embryonic Stem Cell Research.

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