Coffman hosts last DFL push

by John Thomas

The University of Minnesota’s College Democrats helped organize a stop at Coffman Union on Monday for the Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party’s  statewide bus tour.

The get-out-the-vote event attracted more than 100 students, and many top DFL candidates attended just one day before the general election.

“We tried to get as many students as we could to this event today,” said Beth Johnston, the College Democrats’ outreach

The group sent its members throughout campus to inform students not just of the event, but also of the location of their polling places, she said.

“It’s a cool opportunity for a lot of kids,” Johnston said, adding that it made high-profile politicians accessible. “Maybe they’ve seen them on TV or [in] the newspaper, but they haven’t actually [gotten] to see them in real life.”

Civil engineering senior Anthony Vecchi said he identifies with the DFL’s platform when it comes to tuition policy and likes what Democrats have accomplished while holding a majority in Minnesota. He said he plans to submit an entirely Democratic ballot tomorrow at the polls.