BYU Republicans take influence to other states

BYU Republicans take influence to other states



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Local college students are using their weekends to do some presidential campaigning in neighboring swing states.

Michelle Peterson is one of many college Republicans at BYU that are taking a weekend to go to Colorado and knock on doors to drum up support for John McCain.

"A lot of rejection, a lot of doors slammed in your face. They find out we're Republican, tell us to get off their lawn this second," she said.

Peterson says the issues of this election will have a major impact on her life, which is why she's willing to take the time to get involved.

She says it was hard working going door to door and having plenty of people get very upset that she was there, but she says she would do it again. "I think we made a difference just because we had to have, because we focused on hundreds of doors.

E-mail: rjeppesen@ksl.com

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Randall Jeppesen

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