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Carnahan Visits College Democrats

November 9th, 2007 by mopns · No Comments

Missouri Secretary of State Robin Carnahan speaks to the College Democrats on Tuesday. Carnahan gave a lecture that explained her roots in Missouri politics.
Esten Hurtle
/Staff Photographer

From The Maneater:

By Emily Roman

Missouri Secretary of State Robin Carnahan visited a College Democrats meeting on Tuesday. College Democrats President Nate Kennedy said about 50 people attended the meeting, and the organization was thrilled for her visit and the chance to hear from the state leader.

The organization invited many speakers to make an appearance at the meetings throughout the year.

“It is not very often that we get an elected official to come to our meetings,” Kennedy said.

College Democrats President Mark Buhrmester said it is always interesting to hear from democratic politicians because they are able to provide insight on key issues.

“(Students) learned a lot about the political process,” Buhrmester said. “It is always interesting to hear someone who is in the news all the time and to see them in person and hear them speak in person.”

Carnahan shared personal stories and explained her deep roots in Missouri politics during her lecture. Her father, Mel Carnahan, was a former Missouri governor and her brother, Russ Carnahan, is a Missouri congressman.

She also spoke on challenges she has faced in her position.

One challenge she cited occurred when Gov. Matt Blunt signed the photo identification bill into law on June 14, 2006. This bill requires Missouri voters to bring a state-issued driver’s license, non-driver’s license identification card or a military identification card to polls in order to vote. Read more…

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