From the Floor: Energized for McCain
Kate Maxwell is a Virginia delegate to the Republican National Convention who will be blogging from Minneapolis-St. Paul for Virginia Politics. She is from Midlothian in Chesterfield County.
Hey everyone! I'm Kate and I'll be blogging from Minneapolis-St. Paul for the GOP National Convention. I am a junior at Virginia Tech, and at 20, I'm the youngest delegate this year from Virginia.
This is not only my first convention; it's the first presidential election in which I'll be able to vote. That's pretty exciting for a college student. With all the hype about the Obama-mania among voters my age, I'm excited to show that students in Virginia are energized and motivated, and we support John McCain.
I am the political director for the College Republican Federation of Virginia, and I know that students will be working all over the Commonwealth for John McCain, Jim Gilmore, and all of our Republican candidates - Obama may have the celebrities, but Senator McCain has the dedicated volunteers.
We had our first College Republicans meeting at Tech this week, and despite the rain, it was standing room only. I also might have snuck a peek through the window of the Obama headquarters...not even close. So far, the most excitement I've seen for Barack Obama has been (surprise) from the faculty.
I found out a few days ago that we'll be hearing from our amazing Congresswoman from the 2nd District, Thelma Drake. On Tuesday, Shirley Sadler, the president of the National Federation of Republican Women will be speaking to the delegates - just a few days ago, she came down to Blacksburg for the opening of the Republican Headquarters in Montgomery County. I know it's going to be a great week, and I can't wait to fill you in!
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