New Hampshire suggests 2012 student vote is wide-open (USA Today College)


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The article also quotes Thomas J.P. Harrington ’14, president of the Dartmouth College Republicans, who predicts 2012 will be “a watershed election for young people.”

“A lot of students are about to graduate into a very difficult job market with massive student loans, and that frightens both seniors and underclassmen,” Harrington said. “Students aren’t just searching for any Republican candidate; they are looking for a candidate who will restore the American economy.”

Read the full story, published 1/11/12 by USA Today College.

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