Close this search box.

College Democrats and Republicans Prepare for November Election

Republican-and-Democratic-Party-symbolsWith the gubernatorial election fast approaching, both the College Democrats and the College Republicans are preparing campaigns to help motivate students to vote for their respective candidates.

The Federation of College Republicans are prepared to back incumbents Governor Tom Corbett and Lieutenant Governor Jim Cawley in the upcoming election.

College Republicans are tasked with finding college-age voters to support the current administration, which could turn out to be quite a challenge. A poll conducted in November of last year by Public Policy Polling showed that the current governor is facing a disapproval rating as high as 45% amongst Republican voters in the state.

But with the appointment of four Republican caucus chairmen to oversee the 40 chapters spread throughout Pennsylvania, the College Republicans are hoping to build a strong campaign throughout the commonwealth.

“The Pennsylvania Federation of College Republicans has never been stronger and the addition of caucus chairs will allow us to make sure all of our chapters have the resources needed to be a good resource to campaigns,” said Darin Bartholomew the Chairman of the Federation. “We are excited to start having regional meetings each semester as a way of collaborating with multiple chapters in the state. The caucus chairmen will play a vital role in organizing these events.”

The College Democrats will wait for the outcome of the Democratic primary before they throw their support behind a candidate. In the meantime, the organization is quick to point the failings of the Corbett administration.

“Our governor has shown young Pennsylvanians that we need better,” said College Democrats’ Eastern Vice President Dylan Morpurgo. “He has cut higher education funding, Pennsylvania has continuously dropped in jobs rankings, while Pennsylvania college graduates are graduating with the second most student debt in the country. College students, not just Democrats, realize we need a governor who is going to fight for students, for young families, for jobs, for civil rights, and for the Pennsylvania we all deserve.”

Referring to the governor as “one-term-Tom,” Morpurgo further stated, “whoever [the Democratic] nominee may be, we are all ready to stand behind them and win in November.”

The College Democrats also announced their annual state convention, which will be held from March 28 to 30 at Temple University in Philadelphia, with a gubernatorial debate scheduled for Friday, March 28.

3 Responses

  1. I wonder if the kids realize its the democrats running the higher Ed board that voted to raise tuition to the maximum on students AGAIN 1 month after giving middle management liberal academic bureaucrats an 11 percent raise for pushing paper

  2. Considering how unpopular Corbett is (especially after he cut education funding)…. when these College Republicans are trying to pick up girls.. do they admit they are supporting Corbett?

  • Does the NYC Verdict Make You More or Less Likely to Vote For Trump in 2024?

    • Less Likely (36%)
    • More Likely (34%)
    • Makes No Difference (30%)

    Total Voters: 112

    Loading ... Loading ...
Continue to Browser


To install tap and choose
Add to Home Screen