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Ohio college students the targets of relentless campaigning

By eCampus News staff and wire reports
November 2nd, 2012

With all the campaign coverage on the news and online in the final run-up to Election Day, turning off the TV and computer and taking a walk is almost the only way to avoid it, says Ryan Hurley, a Yahoo! News contributor. Of course, even that’s not true if you live in uptown Cincinnati, which has the distinction not only of being located in a swing state, but that of being located in a pivotal swing county within Ohio on top of that. Think you’ve got Obama and Romney’s favorite talking points pretty well memorized after a few months of campaigning? Spend a day in Ohio, and you’ll have every bit of dirt, every talking point, and every gaffe by each candidate memorized by sunset. I’m a 21-year-old student at the University of Cincinnati, and the relentless campaigning by both sides has turned my everyday walk to class into a gauntlet run of student activist groups and voter registration advocates trying to push their agendas. It’s become more frustrating than when I lived back home in Columbus and my family had to take a prerecorded phone call about the elections every half hour. UC’s beautiful urban campus has been turned into a veritable battleground…

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eCampus News staff and wire reports