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Students getting involved with politics
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Students getting involved with politics

GREENSBORO, N.C. — Calen Lewis and Alex Trepper, both students at Greensboro College, say it’s important to be educated on politics, especially local politics. “We are the next generation — the next group of people who will be running for elected seats will be kids who are in college now,” Trepper said. “So it’s important that we get students involved early so that way they don’t have to catch up when they’re full-blown adults." What You Need To Know Election Day is today Greensboro College students Calen Lewis and Alex Trepper have been advocating on campus the importance of voting They helped host a roundtable discussion last week with local politicians Lewis, a first-year student, is a part of the men’s lacrosse team and is in the honors program. Trepper, a junior, is the Stu...
Trump could shake up Illinois politics this weekend
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Trump could shake up Illinois politics this weekend

Rep. Mary Miller at the Illinois State Fair in 2021. Photo: E. Jason Wambsgans/Chicago Tribune/Tribune News Service via Getty ImagesFormer President Trump is in Illinois this weekend to stump for downstate congressional candidates. But all eyes are actually on his choice for governor. Why it matters: Downstate state Sen. Darren Bailey is seeking Trump's endorsement to help defeat Ken Griffin-backed opponent Richard Irvin in the GOP primary. Between the lines: Trump's endorsement means a lot for most conservative Republicans across the country. But Illinois Republicans have skewed moderate in the last few years, including elected officials like Rep. Adam Kinzinger, former Sen. Mark Kirk and former Gov. Bruce Rauner. State of play: Bailey has surged ahead of Irvin in recent polls, but that s...
Andrew Cuomo rivals in political arena in 2022 races
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Andrew Cuomo rivals in political arena in 2022 races

For the first time in 24 years, Andrew Cuomo’s name will not be on the Democratic primary ballot for a statewide office this year. (He withdrew from the governor’s race in 2002 a week before the primary). The deadline for filing petitions as a third-party candidate in a general election also came and went on May 31 without any action from the former governor. While Cuomo is out of the game this time around, his former rivals who challenged him for the state’s chief executive role remain in the political arena in various forms. Indeed, all three Republican nominees for governor that Cuomo faced over his decade in gubernatorial politics are currently running for office, albeit, only one of them is running for governor. Rob Astorino and Andrew Cuomo debate in 2014. (AP Photo) Rob Astorino, t...