Politics 101, without the classroom

Alexis Greco has not attended a class all semester at Occidental College here, reports The New York Times. She has not so much as thumbed through a book. No time, she said.  Instead, Ms. Greco, a senior, has spent nearly all of her waking hours at the Senate campaign headquarters for Mazie K. Hirono in Honolulu, where she has been working as the volunteer coordinator. Her reading has consisted of endless lists of phone numbers and tough-to-pronounce Hawaiian names, which she gives to volunteers to call. When she feels cooped up inside, she might walk door to door to ask voters if they plan to support Ms. Hirono, a Democratic congresswoman who is battling a tough Republican challenger for a Senate seat her party has held for decades…

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Laura Ascione