College political activists discuss what they would have liked to have heard from candidates

11/07/2011 06:12 PM

Voter turnout is expected to be disappointingly light on Tuesday’s elections — just about a quarter of voters.

And usually, those under the age of 25 are just a small portion of the voters who do actually show up to the voting precincts.

But Pure Politics featured two college students who are involved in politics. Jordan Shewmaker is a sophomore from Centre College and is president of the Kentucky College Democrats and T.J. Morrison is a junior at the University of Kentucky and is a member of the UK College Republicans.

Shewmaker and Morrison talked about their respective parties’ candidates but also agreed that all the candidates could have talked more about issues relevant to them: student debt, college affordability and job opportunities for new college graduates.

They also talked about the merits of voting straight ticket or whether such blanket partisanship is out-dated.


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