Monday, January 09, 2012

QU at the New Hampshire primary

From left, Quinnipiac University students Tara McMahon of Prospect, Rebecca Cashman of Higganum, Jameson Cherilus of Bridgeport, Katie Lanzarotto of Quaker Hill, Quinnipiac Political Science Professor Scott McLean of New Haven, Soledad O’Brien, host of “Starting Point” of CNN, and Shawn Doyle of Flemington, N.J.

Don't look now, but it's time for the New Hampshire primary, as the 2012 presidential campaign begins in earnest.
Says CNN, "As the race for the Republican presidential nomination heats up, CNN anchors
Wolf Blitzer, Anderson Cooper, Erin Burnett, Candy Crowley, John King and Soledad O’Brien will headline CNN’s Jan. 10 coverage of the New Hampshire primary election live from the CNN Election Center and the Granite state beginning at 7 p.m. Chief political analyst Gloria Borger, senior political analyst David Gergen, and political contributors James Carville, Ari Fleischer, Dana Loesch and Roland Martin, will offer expert analysis throughout the evening. Piers Morgan will broadcast a special edition of Piers Morgan Tonight at midnight."
But there's a local connection, too, today.
Quinnipiac University students under the guidance of Scott McLean, political science professor, are working the primary as part of a voter outreach project for their advanced-level "Presidential Campaigns" seminar.
The program provides an internship in the campaign of the student's choice, combined with a serious analysis of the history, processes and techniques of grassroots campaigns, according to QU.

The 28 students have been working on the project for several months, and had the occasion to meet Soledad O'Brien of CNN.

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