College Republicans gear up for midterms

The College Republicans welcomed a Missouri state representative and a speaker from a super PAC against Missouri U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill at their meeting last Thursday.

The first speaker was Missouri State Representative Dan Stacy, who gave a speech decrying the proposed Amendment 1, otherwise known as “Clean Missouri.”

According to Stacy, this proposal would lead to the corruption of local government.

The bill limits campaign contributions and the redistricting of Missouri, and Stacy contended it would lead to poorer representation of local issues and greater influence from special interest groups and super PACs.

Stacy implored students to do whatever could to ensure that “Clean Missouri” never became law.

After Stacy’s speech, several campaigners from the super PAC “Liberty for Us” came forward.

Hoping to “fire Claire” in the upcoming senatorial election, the group offered perks and paid positions to students willing to canvas local neighborhoods on behalf of Senate hopeful Josh Hawley.

Liberty for Us offered 45 cents “for every door you knock on,” even willing to “drive you to your neighborhoods.”

When asked what he would like to say to the student body, Stacy said, “I just want to see more young adults involved in politics… especially organizations like these.”

Fielding the same question, the leadership of the College Republicans urged all interested to attend their “Marijuana Forum” on Oct. 25, featuring a debate about the legalization of medical marijuana in Missouri.

The College Republicans are proud of taking action in their community and enthusiastic about the outcome of their work in the November elections.

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