Stockton City Council candidate Michael Tubbs ’12 has had a bit of practice firing up audiences, having spent the last nine months trying to convince Stockton that he has the passion and dedication to effect positive change in the ailing city.
Nearing the final week of the campaign, both the Stanford College Republicans and Stanford Democrats have sent students on canvassing trips in Nevada and are seeing increased enthusiasm as the Nov. 6 election draws nearer.
Stanford’s pilot partnership with UVote, a voter registration program created at Northwestern University, registered 786 students and faculty to vote this year.
While the Affordable Care Act (ACA) continues to be a contentious issue in the run-up to the 2012 election, the legislation’s eventual impact on the Stanford community could present a trade-off between expanded coverage and higher premium costs, according to University health administrators.
President Barack Obama’s recent announcement of his support for gay marriage was a natural step for his presidential campaign, according to Stanford community observers. Several Hoover fellows and students weighed in on the announcement, its timing and its implications for the upcoming election.
For most students interested in running for ASSU office, an essential part of the process is seeking endorsements from various on-campus students groups. These student organizations help the candidates they endorse by tapping their large mailing lists, putting up flyers, posting on Facebook and holding events to introduce the candidates to voters.
Institutional knowledge and personal relationships can in this case better help an Executive team and senators take full advantage of their term to achieve the goals in their platform. Therefore, we urge the student body to consider Stewart MacGregor-Dennis ’13 and Druthi Ghanta ’14 for ASSU Executive and Shahab Fadavi, Lauren Miller, Jack Weller, and Garima Sharma for ASSU Senate.
Student leaders of the Stanford Republicans and Stanford Democrats predict that Republican Mitt Romney is most likely to win the party nomination, even after losing by 12 points in the recent South Carolina primary.