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Campus political activists prepare post-election plans

Oct. 27, 2000


Staff Writer

No matter which candidate wins on Tuesday, campus political organizations plan to celebrate a productive campaigning season.

Baylor Democrats have been supporting their candidates by distributing yard signs, attending parades and volunteering at campaign headquarters. Members have spent the semester campaigning for Rep. Chet Edwards and Judge Matt Johnson.

Brittanie Magaw, the Baylor Democrats president, has found campaigning to be a good learning experience.

'Just being involved in a multitude of things has helped me understand what I like and what I do not like about politics,' Magaw said.

College Republicans have focused their attention on Edwards' opponent for Congress, Ramsey Farley. Members have attended parades and volunteered at Farley's office.

John Waters, College Republicans chairman, said their organization wants to help keep Republican House and Senate majorities.

'If we get a Republican in the house, that will enable Bush to implement his politics,' Waters said.

Young Conservatives of Texas' campaigning has ranged from block walking to valet parking for its candidate's fund-raising dinners. The organization has volunteered for sheriff-hopeful Larry Lynch, District 19 Judge Ralph Strother and James DeZell, who is running for county tax assessor-collector.

Josh Tetens, Young Conservatives of Texas chairman, said the organization plans on pushing their candidates on the undecided voters at the polls on election day.

'We are going to be working the polls for a lot of our candidates, trying to change the minds of the voters at

the door,' Tetens said.

Each political organization plans to gather on election night.

Baylor Democrats will be attending the Edwards campaign party to be held at the Waco Convention & Visitors Bureau.

For more information about campaigning with the Baylor Democrats, contact Brittanie Magaw at 753-8530.

College Republicans plan to have a gathering at a member's house on the night of the election.

If interested in College Republicans, contact John Waters at 759-8417.

Members of Young Conservatives of Texas plan to attend the Lynch and Strother campaign parties hosted by their candidates.

To join the Young Conservatives of Texas, contact Josh Tetens at 754-0885.