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Fighting for Our Future
Chairman’s Corner
It’s hard to believe that Election Day is less than two months away. At the College Republican National Committee, we have been working furiously since last Summer to mobilize tens of thousands of young people who want our national nightmare of Democrat-dominance to end. Election Day will mark the culmination of these efforts, and I strongly believe that we will all have a great deal to celebrate—but there’s still plenty of work to do. On August 15th, our 25 full time field staffers traveled to Florida, Michigan, Nevada, Ohio, Zach Howell and Pennsylvania to do the vital work of National Chairman recruiting, training and mobilizing an army of college-aged volunteers on behalf of Republican candidates. The results so far have been outstanding. In these five target states alone, membership has grown by more than 10,000 College Republicans. Victory offices are filled with eager young volunteers, and new chapters are springing up all around these states. By election day, College Republicans will have made hundreds of thousands of voter contacts in these crucial target states, and will have an unparalleled infrastructure that will last until the 2012 election cycle. Winning elections is incredibly important, but so is winning the battle of ideas. That’s why the CRNC is running the “Don’t Put It On Our Tab” program. This is our effort to tell young people why the burgeoning national debt, and ever-hungrier government is a threat to them personally, as the people who will have to ‘pick up’ the tab. Thousands of college students have already engaged in the effort at campuses across the nation, and as we put more tools in their hands to fight the left on this issue, we expect to see even more as the semester rolls on. With so much enthusiasm among our membership and the conservative movement in general, it is becoming increasingly likely that we will see a “wave election” in our favor. But we at the College Republican National Committee are taking nothing for granted. Over the coming months, College Republicans will make the difference in critical races all over the country, and we couldn’t do it without your help! Thank you, as always, for your support of our efforts. To victory in November!- Zach !

FEATURES
Jeremy Hagen talks specifics Page 3

An indepth look at Operation Red November from Regional Political Directors Ed Cox and Adriele Dixon Pages 4-5 Communications Director Rob Lockwood discusses our media strategy Page 6

Terence Grado talks common sense Page 7

Brandon Greife wants to know what could be worse Pages 8-9

State Spotlights Pages 9-14

Finance Director Tierra Warren asks for your support Page 15

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THE MOMENTUM IS ON OUR SIDE
Last week, the New York Times ran an article that stated that the youth vote is up for grabs. It highlighted a Pew Poll that showed that President Obama’s favorability amongst young voters (18-29 year olds) have dramatically dropped from 66% to 54%. From a College Republican standpoint, this poll isn’t exactly “news.” In fact, the poll is over 7 months old. It was conducted before the wildly unpopular healthcare bill was passed, before the seizure of the student loan industry, and before tens of billions of more taxpayer money was spent in bills to appease certain liberal political constituencies. The CRNC has known that the Democrat’s policies are dangerous, but it’s inspiring to see how well our messaging about the danger of debts, deficits, and wasteful spending have resonated with our generation. Democrats are just now realizing is that our generation’s allegiance to their party is fading, and fading fast. Nearly 20% of kids between the ages of 18-24 are unemployed, double the already unacceptable national average. Young people are realizing that there is an inverted relationship between government spending and job creation. The more Democrats spend, the less kids have the ability to work. It took the greatest economic catastrophe in a generation to realize this, but as they say, “better late than never.” The time is now to act. The ground has never been more fertile to plant the power of conservative ideas in a generation that is desperate for prosperity. Through programs like “Don’t Put It On Our Tab” and “Operation Red November” the College Republican National Committee is driving and defining the debate for our generation. We’ve made great strides, but the work is not done. The CRNC could not continue to win the war of ideas with our generation without your support! Help us make this a Red November!

Right: Evidence of the work College Republicans across the nation are having an impact on their fellow peers. Screenshot taken September 4, 2010 of the Huffington Post online.

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Operation Red November is a grassroots movement by College Republicans nationwide to recruit and mobilize college students to shape a better future for themselves and America by voting and volunteering for Republican candidates in the 2010 mid-term election. And when College Republicans do something, we do it big. !This fall, 200,000 College Republicans on more than 1,500 campuses in all 50 states will recruit tens of thousands of new members, volunteer hundreds of thousands of hours and make millions of voter contacts to get out the vote for Republican candidates at all levels. But College Republicans don’t stop there. Jeremy Hagen Executive Director Republicans will be there. The College Republicans have launched a field program, which deploys 25 highly trained field operatives to the five target states of Florida, Michigan, Nevada, Ohio, and Pennsylvania to work on extremely competitive Senate, Governor’s and Congressional races, many of which will determine the balance of power come January. College

WHAT IS OPERATION RED NOVEMBER?

We will be at the rallies…starting the chants and yelling the loudest. We will be at the phone banks…making the calls We will be walking the neighborhoods…knocking the doors. We will be on the side of the street…waving the signs. We will be there…because we have been since 1892. We will always be there. But Operation Red November is about so much more than just that. It is about opportunity. It is an opportunity for young Americans to recognize that elected officials work for the people, not the other way around. It is an opportunity for young Americans to recognize that what is happening in Washington D.C. is not working It is an opportunity for young Americans to recognize that massive government debt, deficits and spending is robbing them of their one chance in this one life at prosperity, happiness and success. It is an opportunity for young Americans to recognize the things that made America great: freedom, personal responsibility and limited government And most importantly, it is an opportunity for young Americans to do something about it. It is an opportunity to act. Operation Red November is a chance to do something great, to make a difference that means something.

Jeremy can be reaached via email at jhagen@crnc.org.

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OPERATION RED NOVEMBER: OHIO, MICHIGAN, AND NEVADA
Our field program Operation Red November is off to a great start as we recently deployed 25 highly trained field operatives to 5 target swing states across the country. Operation Red November is aimed at recruiting, informing and engaging thousands of college students in an effort to help elect Republicans to office.
Ed Cox Regional Political Director

As one of our Regional Political Directors, I am managing our field operation for Ohio, Michigan and Nevada. Our field reps and the volunteers they turn out are expected to provide the vital grassroot support needed for Republican victories at both the state and federal levels, from electing John Kasich to be Ohio’s next Republican Governor, to ousting Senator Harry Reid in Nevada.

Operation Red November, while still in its early stages, has recruited over ten thousand enthusiastic young conservatives who have already contributed hundreds of hours volunteering for Republican candidates. Every day we get closer to the November election we are seeing young people wanting to speak out and be heard. Operation Red November is a program that enables our nation’s young conservatives to be able to directly participate in doing exactly that, by volunteering on campaigns and knocking doors they are telling Congress that they are tired of having their future mortgaged by out of control spending in Washington. We welcome your support for this program, so we can help make sure that we make this November, a Red November. -Ed can be reached via email at ecox@crnc.org.

Above: Field Rep Mckell Myers making phone banking in Nevada.

Above: Field Reps Mary Beth McCall and Brooks Keffer (far right) with fellow College Republicans outside a Victory office in Ohio.

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OPERATION RED NOVEMBER: PENNSYLVANIA AND FLORIDA
Operation Red November is in full swing, and the states of Pennsylvania and Florida are fired up and ready to go. Each state has five highly trained and extremely motivated Field Reps recruiting college students statewide to help out Republican campaigns. To date these reps have started 6 new College Republican chapters in schools that previously did not have any real activity on campus, and have recruited over 2,000 new students at other schools in the first week of classes. Each school, whether large or small, has its own set of challenges, but I am proud to report that the field reps have met these challenges head on. The state Adriele Dixon of Florida decided to dump torrential rain on these representatives, but they did Regional Political Director not falter in their recruiting and showed great tenacity and resourcefulness in order to get the job done. Armed with cookies, ping pong balls, and some waterproof maps- they trudged out onto their assigned campuses and worked diligently to recruit new College Republicans. The state of Pennsylvania has proved to be a battleground. The liberal schools have done everything in their power to make sure that a thriving College Republican group doesn’t exist, and it’s near impossible to get permission to set up a table to recruit new members. What did our resourceful Field Reps do? They walked around campuses with clipboards and still signed hundreds of interested college republicans that want to become involved. Where others see a lost opportunity- our field reps make the best of every situation and succeed where other less determined people have failed. The field reps were sent to “battleground” states where we knew that they would have to work against those who do not agree with Republican ideals. Each rep has a great attitude and is willing to fight the good fight to make sure that Republican candidates get elected to office in November. I have never seen so much enthusiasm and love for a cause in a long time. They are our future and from where I sit- the future has never looked brighter. Watch out Dems, the CRNC field reps are coming for you. -Adriele can be reached via email at adixon@crnc.org.

Right: Field Rep. Lauren Atencio snaps a picture of University of South Florida College Republicans tabling at the club fair.

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As the election nears, it is imperative that Republicans stick to the script to ensure major victories in November. The script is simple: The Obama Administration has nearly quadrupled the level of deficit spending from the previous administration. At its current level every child born in the country today will owe over $118,000 to the national debt alone, in addition to taxes. That translates into $180/month for the rest of their lives. Kids can say goodbye to buying a car, having a social life, and purchasing healthy groceries, because that $180 will continue to fund a bloated bureaucracy if conservatism doesn’t prevail in November. With this in mind, the College Republican National Committee will be aggressively advocating our “Don’t Put It On Our Tab” debtawareness initiative. We are thrilled to announce the upcoming launch of our new website, ourtab.org, a one-stop informational outlet dedicated to educating our membership about unsustainable debt, deficits, and wasteful government spending. Through the use of videos, pictures, quizzes and other interactive platforms, the graphically heavy site will paint a picture of what debt looks like.
Rob Lockwood Communications Director

STANDING UP AND SPEAKING OUT

It is our generation who bears the burden of paying the debt, therefore it is our generation who must continue to be proactive in advocacy to protect our future. The College Republican National Committee is standing up and speaking out for young conservatives across the country. Every week we have featured columns in US Weekly News and World Report and The Daily Caller, columns that help the national appeal of our initiative. These efforts, paired with ourtab.org, will guarantee that young adults nationwide will have the information they need about the debt to make an informed decision before they enter the voting booth. As we lead the charge, we are thankful to have you in our loyal army of supporters who make our efforts possible! -Rob can be reached via email at rlockwood@crnc.org.

Right: A screen shot of Zach Howell’s op-ed in the Daily Caller, a prominent conservative online publication.

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COMMON SENSE
The election of Governor Chris Christie proved many things true. For starters, his win was evidence that the Republican Party is not dying– contrary to what many leftists would have one believe. We are not the party of “no,” as Christie offered solutions to New Jersey’s problems and did not just campaign on what he was against. And Christie trumped President Barack Obama’s “sway” over the electorate when Democrats felt confident in the President’s ability to aid their incumbent governor. But most of all, Christie showed what more and more pundits, elected officials, political operatives, and regular citizens alike are realizing: government is missing common sense.
Terence Grado Co-Chairman

Throughout the campaign, conservative Republicans argued that only a true, strict conservative could win statewide. Moderate Republicans said a conservative could never win. In the end, both were somewhat wrong. While a conservative, prolife Republican did win, he is not letting any one wing of the party control his governing style.

And despite this, all sects of the party seem pleased. Conservatives are happy because he tends to agree with most, if not all, conservative beliefs. For example, if the same-sex marriage bill passed the State legislature, Christie stated that he would have vetoed it. Moderates are pleased since he has focused almost exclusively on fiscal issues, like reforming the State pension system. Because at the end of the day, his common sense governing style is derived from Christie’s belief in the core Republican principles: low taxes, less government and spending, and individual choice and freedom. From Glenn Beck to Laura Ingraham to Joe Scarborough, Republican-minded people agree that Christie is one of the most effective leaders we have in America today. Christie’s not just having this effect on Republicans though. Democrats and independents are placing their faith in his leadership. When Christie was pushing for a constitutional amendment to cap property tax growth to 2.5 percent (CAP 2.5), several Democrat mayors endorsed his plan, including Mayor Cory Booker of Newark (New Jersey eventually passed CAP 2.0 instead). This unity behind him is clearly due to his common sense policy initiatives. Faced with an $11 billion budget deficit and a recession, Christie balanced the budget by cutting State spending and refusing to raise taxes. Realizing that public school teachers were paying nothing towards full healthcare for them and their families, he led the passage of legislation that requires 1.5 percent of their salaries go to pay for their healthcare. Both of these are examples of his common sense governing style that is saving New Jersey taxpayers money, restoring fiscal responsibility to the State, and becoming what so many across the country want in all of their elected officials. People want a return to common sense, and because of Christie, there is new life in the Republican Party. Many in the crop of candidates this election cycle have been inspired by Christie. And like College Republicans did for his campaign, we will be there again to help these candidates. It’s just common sense.
-Terence can be reached via email at tgrado@crnc.org.

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HOW EXACTLY MR. PRESIDENT COULD THINGS GET ANY WORSE
“Things could be worse.” That is the best this beaten-down President can say. It reminds me of the scene from that holiday classic National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation. Family patriarch Clark Griswold simply wanted to have the hap-hap-happiest family Christmas possible. Unfortunately, he blew it. Dozens of tragic events later, including an incinerated Christmas tree, an imploding turkey, and thousands of Italian twinkle lights that aren’t twinkling, Clark loses it. His wife, doing her best to defuse the situation encourages everyone to remain calm “before things get worse.” To which Clark gives the classic reply: “Worse? How could they get any worse? Take a look around, we’re at the threshold of hell!”

Brandon Greife Political Director

That is the sense of frustration that many Americans are feeling. We’re taking a look around, surveying the damage from a President who promised us that things would change and all we’ve got is an incinerated job market, an imploding financial situation, and hundreds of Democrats who aren’t doing very much to fix it.!The only thing saving us from a complete Clark Griswold-like meltdown is the dying hope that the government will get out of the way and let businesses create some jobs. But don’t worry. Our President has answers! After all, this is a guy who wrote a book titled “The Audacity of Hope.” Hope! He was gonna bring “change you can believe in.” So at best he’ll have answers. At worst he’ll talk us down from the ledge. Wrong. The man with all the answers, or at least quasi-answers couched in platitudes, is apparently all out. So we get “things could be worse.” So I’m led to ask…how? In June the unemployment rate continued to hover around 10 percent with the private sector gaining a measly 83,000 jobs and total employment falling by 125,000. Not apocalyptic, but not all that great either. Consider, that we need to create around 10.7 million jobs to reach full employment. Over the course of five years we would need to create 300,000 a month to get back to where we were five years ago. If you need any more proof that things couldn’t really be worse, just ask the 6.8 million people who represent the long-term unemployed (jobless for 27+ weeks). Moreover GDP growth has been extremely slow – around 2.8 percent. As Paul Krugman explained the figure: “even if the economy continued to grow at that rate, we wouldn’t see anything like full employment until late in Sarah Palin’s second term.” For those of you who don’t understand Krugman-speak that means never. The depressingly low GDP is made even more so by the depressingly high debt-to-GDP ratio. A new report by the Office of Management and Budget shows that the budget deficit will reach a record $1.47 trillion this year. Far from getting better, 2011 is predicted to have a $1.42 trillion deficit, $150 billion more than expected. If the CBOs estimates hold true spiraling interest payments would push the debt to 109% of GDP by 2025 and would reach 185% of GDP by 2035. For a dose of context consider that America’s debtto-GDP ratio peaked at 109 percent at the end of World War II.! Not to mention the sad fact that Greece’s debt was at 115% before their economy fell into the abyss earlier this year. ! PAGE 8

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With things so historically bad, the country’s finances utterly wrecked, and an entire generation of young adults drowning in the government’s red ink, we don’t get solutions, we get “things could be worse.” Then again, perhaps my expectations are just too high. Perhaps I should have just trusted Reagan when he told me, “government is not the solution to our problem; government is the problem.” But part of me wanted to have a little hope. A smidgen of belief that the geniuses in Washington would at worst step out of the way and let businesses do their thing. Unfortunately, that is just not how things work in this White House. Take Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner for instance. This past weekend while speaking about the impending tax increases (because that should really get businesses going) he said, “the country can withstand that. I think it’s good policy” We need decision-makers who don’t judge policy based on what America can stand, but instead judge it based on what America can’t stand without. Hopefully we’ll get them come November when voters will have a chance to vote out the Democratic mad scientists intent on stacking debt upon deficits waiting to see when the nation will crumble. Until then, I’ll attempt to be comforted by the fact that apparently, somehow, things could be worse. -Brandon can be reached via email at bgreife@crnc.org.

MONTANA COLLEGE REPUBLICANS: ON THE OFFENSIVE
Montana College Republicans have been active all summer and it looks like this semester, Montana College Republicans will be in high gear! Throughout the summer and during the first days of school starting around the state, the Montana College Republicans have recruited over 150 new members! We are certain that this number will only continue to grow through out the weeks nearing the election to ensure that we have a Red November. In the past several months Montana College Republicans have been making huge efforts in supporting the re-electing of our current Congressman, Denny Rehberg. We have walked in several parades with Congressman Rehberg; have actively counter protested any group protesting Congressman Rehberg’s efforts. We also have made it our goal to educate students on campuses across Montana about Congressman Rehberg’s campaign. We are also working closely with state Senate and House races to ensure that Republicans gain majority in both so that we can control the Democratic Governor’s attempt to push big Government control. This year we have a goal of growing and strengthening our chapters so that we can prepare to elect a Republican Senator in 2012. Gaining a majority in the Senate and House is vital in making sure that our country is not pushed deeper into debt. -Jocelyn Galt, Chair, Montana College Republicans ! PAGE 9

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THE OHIO 8
Having a Red November doesn’t begin in October or even September, but rather in the dog days of the summer when few are paying much mind to the coming elections. It should come as no surprise then that College Republicans in Ohio and across the Midwestern Region have been working the hardest to lay the groundwork for a successful fall. At the beginning of this month, CR leaders from all over the Midwest gathered in Iowa for training and leadership development, and CRs in Michigan, Missouri, Minnesota, and Kansas all were out in full force for candidates in the Republican primaries, helping to build the momentum that will carry us to victory in 67 short days from now. Just in the past week alone, our leadership team has seen midnight pass here at our Columbus headquarters four times because we are simply not going to allow the Democrats to outwork us. I even had a call from one of our chapter leaders this week who, in telling me about their victory plan for this fall, said that he is personally investing over $1,500 of his own money into their efforts.

Jonathon Snyder Midwest Regional Vice

In Ohio, we’ve deployed a team of eight Operation Red November field representatives from the College Republican National Committee that are blanketing the state to recruit the CR army we need this fall to win. In just a little more than four full days of recruitment now, we have already topped 1,000 new College Republicans, and we will be well beyond that number in the time it takes for this newsletter to reach your mailbox. There is a tangible momentum on the ground here, as evidenced by the huge rally in Cincinnati held last weekend for Ohio’s next Governor, John Kasich. On a summer Saturday, over a thousand people, including many young conservatives from our chapters, turned out and signed up to volunteer for Republican candidates this fall. We are seeing this groundswell of support in all corners of the state, and College Republicans are beginning to flood Victory Center phone banks because they are fired up and ready to reverse the decision many of them made in 2008 to support an empty message of hope and change. - Jonathon can be reached via email at jsnyder@crnc.org. He is also the chair of the Ohio College Republican Federation.

CRNC Field Reps from left to right: James Katen, Matt Sauvage, Jake Fullmer, Jocelyn Kozlowski, Brooks Keefer, Mary Beth McCall, Natalie Wold, and Blair Harris.

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Over the past few months, several southern states have held highly spirited and energetic primaries to decide our party’s nominees this November. College Republicans supported Republicans up and down the ballot this summer, but after the polls close, all Republicans have united behind our respected tickets and are working towards victory this fall. From Georgia to South Carolina, Tennessee to Florida, our party has selected our nominees for the 37 Governor races this fall and hundreds of contested congressional races. In Alabama, Republicans have nominated two strong candidates in Mo Brooks (AL-5) and Martha Roby (AL-2) to do our part in taking back the house. In Florida, CRNC Field Operatives have been deployed as part of our Operation Red November program. Working with Gubernatorial Nominee Rick Scott and United States Senate Nominee Marco Rubio, Florida is leading the charge of conservative reforms. !Across the country, Republicans have nominated the strongest slate of candidates our party has seen in decades, a slate that will usher in a new era of true reform to Washington.

SOUTHERN REPUBLICANS UNITED

Alex Schriver Southern Regional Vice Chair Over the past few weeks, thousands of young conservatives have returned to

college campuses across our great region. Undoubtedly, these scores of college students will be inundated with the liberal’s message this fall. They will be sold the left-wing agenda in the classrooms, at their dorms, and all across our campuses. Professors will sermonize from their tenured pulpits their radical ideological monologues while most students sit idly by. But not all students, not the College Republicans. It is our job to fight back. This fall, College Republicans in every state and on every campus will fight back. We will fight the left and their debt-induced freefall. We will fight the liberals and their staggeringly feeble economic policies. We will fight the left. And we will do it from the classroom. - Alex can be reached via email at aschriver@crnc.org. He also is the Chairman of the Alabama College Republicans.

Left: Florida field rep Barbie Lopez shows her support for Marco Rubio at a campaign rally. Right: University of Miami CRs give away free shirts to show their pride in being U CRs.

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THE HIGH STAKES IN FLORIDA
As College Republicans around the country unite to turn our nation red this November, few states are more important than Florida. Florida is a battleground state, and a state in which the youth vote broke resoundingly in favor of the Democratic Party in 2008. That’s about to change. This fall, the Florida Federation of College Republicans is working to mobilize more than 10,000 of Florida’s students in an effort to retake Florida. Their mission: provide grassroots aid to Republican candidates from Miami to Pensacola and all points between. They will make a difference. Operation Red November, sponsored by the College Republican National Committee, has united Florida’s College Republicans behind a common goal – to help a fresh group of Republican candidates retake our country and safeguard the American dream for future generations. The stakes are high. The national debt has reached heights never before imaginable. Through Obamacare, the Federal government is poised to exert influence over our lives that threatens our personal freedoms -the core of our Republic. The President has fostered a policy of indifference as terrorist nations continue to build nuclear weapons – threatening the security of America and her allies. The time to act is now. Through campus outreach, educational events, intramural sports, conservative newspapers, coffee clubs, blogs, Twitter, YouTube, and Facebook, we are spreading the message of lower taxes, more freedom, and less government across Florida. Through the dedicated efforts of College Republicans in this state, I am certain that we will celebrate many victories this November – victories for the Republican party and for the conservative values that have endured in this nation for centuries. Florida, however, is just one example of the hard work and dedication being put forth by College Republicans this year. Young people across our country – in states from California to Vermont – are dedicating themselves to protecting our freedom, our values, and our country. Stand with us as we work to turn America red this November. -John Morris, State Chair of the Florida Federation of College Republicans

Right: John Morris seen signing up CRs the first week of school.

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CLEAN SWEEP IN KANSAS
It is an incredibly unique election cycle in Kansas. We have the opportunity to take every state and federal position from Democrats who have lead us into burdensome tax increases and outrageous and irresponsible spending in recent years. There are six open seats, all of which are held by Democrats appointed by former Kansas Governor and current Secretary of Health and Human Services, Kathleen Sebelius. With our message of smaller, smarter government, Republicans are in the perfect position to sweep every Democrat out of office this November. After an intense primary season, Republicans have come together stronger than ever, and are ready to take back control of our state with the “Clean Sweep” coordinated effort. The Kansas Federation of College Republicans is working along side the Kansas Republican Party to ensure that by electing strong Republicans, our state is returned to economic prosperity to protect future generations. With Republican nominee for Governor, U.S. Senator Sam Brownback and his Roadmap for Kansas, I am confident that we will restore growth and return to our core Kansas conservative values. College Republicans in Kansas are playing essential roles in local, state-wide, and Federal campaigns, and our impact is already being widely felt. We were name the “Most Improved Federation of 2009” by the College Republican National Committee, and we haven’t stopped growing. Our goal for this academic year was to double our current membership, and with the addition of three new chapters in August alone, we have already almost met our goal. Students in Kansas are motivated and eager to get involved with the political process. Two former College Republicans and recent graduates are running for seats in the Kansas House of Representatives, with 22year-olds Garrett Love of Montezuma and Lee Modesitt of Manhattan looking to defeat Democrats in November. It is inspiring to see more “young blood” eager to make a changes to benefit our state, and with the fresh ideas and strong desire to make a positive impact. The Kansas Federation of College Republicans is working tirelessly to turn out volunteers for campaigns across the state. We believe we have the ability to serve as the “tipping point” in many races, especially those in which the outcome is uncertain. Republicans in Kansas are expected to retain three of the four Congressional Districts, and we are confident we will gain a House seat in the remaining district with Kevin Yoder, thanks in part to the dedication of local College Republicans. Together, with the help of the Kansas Republican Party and conservative activists across the Sunflower State and the country, we will keep Kansas red this November. --Paje Routhier, State Chairwoman, Kansas Federation of College Republicans Pittsburg State CRs hosting their Tax Day Tea Party Rally PAGE 13

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The political scene within the Northeast Region has turned up the heat over the last few weeks. New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Connecticut and many other states have viable candidates to win in what used to be very liberal congressional seats. There is also an excellent opportunity to win back many gubernatorial mansions and United States Senate seats. However, the most inspiring aspect of the end of August is that school is back in session and the College Republicans are the boots on the ground. Students from all across the country will be hitting the streets to go door to door for our great candidates in the 2010 election cycle. The Connecticut Union of College Republicans will be having their first state board meeting on September 19th where United States Senate candidate Linda McMahon, and Gubernatorial candidate Tom Foley will both be speaking at this event. John Kleinhans Northeast Regional Vice Chair It is great to see that candidates are vying to come speak at College Republican meetings not only in Connecticut but also in all of the other states in the region. We will win back seats, and with the increased numbers on college campuses democrats will soon have to apply for unemployment. The slogan still stands that the College Republicans are the best party on campus.

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- John can be reached via email at jkleinhans@crnc.org

The Connecticut Union of College Republicans (CUCR), Connecticut’s defense against Liberals, is fully engaged in one of the most important midterm elections of our time. Connecticut is a state in which the just over 21% of voters are registered as Republicans. That’s just 1% above the minimum percentage allowing the Connecticut GOP to call itself a major party. The Democratic Party’s stronghold in Connecticut is even worse on college campuses, with one campus having only 19 registered Republicans out of 780 students (less than 3 percent) registered to vote in the town in which the school is located. In the CUCR’s efforts to defend Connecticut from liberals, we have taken up causes ranging from campus debates to statewide conflicts to national policy issues. We are organizing memorial events for the families of victims of the September 11th attacks on the campus of Qunnipiac University. Furthermore, the CUCR is helping the College Republicans of Wesleyan University stop liberal student groups from forcing Wesleyan’s Endowment Investment Office to divest from any company associated with the Wars on Terror in Iraq and Afghanistan. In this coming year, the CUCR will be helping Republican candidates for State Treasurer and Governor to fix the state’s irresponsible spending habits and use of tax dollars. Recently, Connecticut’s legislature approved a policy that will draw from public university tuition dollars to pay down state debt and give 5% raises to some public university employees; the real reason why tuition costs are going up. Until November 2nd, the primary goal of the CUCR will be to help Connecticut and America get back on the right path. We will do this by tirelessly volunteering our time to contribute to phone banking, door knocking, recruiting, and campaigning. It will most definitely be tough work, but after all we are College Republicans, and we are very good at what we do. -Alexander Mac Levin, Chairman, Connecticut Union of College
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MAKING THE RIGHT INVESTMENT
College Republicans are on the verge of making a significant impact in 2010. The time is now to put this nation on back on the right track. To seize the momentum during this unprecedented opportunity, the College Republican National Committee has implemented our 2010 field plan titled Operation Red November. Our 25 field reps have been deployed into strategically targeted areas where we can win back the seats needed for a majority in Congress, where we can take control of our country’s fiscal future. In the first few weeks alone, our field reps have recruited over 10,000 new college students into College Republican clubs across the country. Our grassroots efforts are on track to recruit more than 30,000 new College Republicans, which in turn will mobilize nearly 10,000 volunteers in our targeted areas. We were there for Governor Bob McDonnell in Virginia, Governor Chris Christie in New Jersey, and again in Massachusetts for Senator Scott Brown. We will be there again in November helping candidates win the races we should have won in 2006 and 2008. We have proven time and time again why we are the best investment in Republican politics.

We have gained the support of the Republican Governors Association. In tandem with them this Fall, our field reps will be integral parts of Republican success in the 37 gubernatorial races. With over 50% of them favorably leaning red, the time is NOW to invest in a Red November. Nearly 100% of the money you donate goes directly into our programs that make the dedicated efforts to target youth voters. Our sophisticated grassroots field operations, online messaging, and campus activism have proven successful in our field mobilization efforts. By the end of 2010, government debt is expected to grow to $13.6 trillion and in just five short years the national debt is expected to explode, reaching more than $19 trillion by 2015. That means that right now I owe a little more than $118,000 for the national debt and by 2015 my debt bill will have grown to roughly $180,000.!This level of debt is so toxic that if the IRS were to offer me a monthly payment plan, I would have to pay $500 per month for 30 years. And that doesn't account for interest or further government spending. Our “Don’t Put It On Our Tab” project will tell America's leaders to stop putting trillions of dollars in new spending on the tab of future generations. !It's time to elect leaders that believe in responsible, sustainable fiscal policy. !It's time to throw out the mad economic policies that got us into this crisis and sustained it. Help us make these plans a reality with a donation today. We are asking you for $250, $500, $1,000, $5,000 or whatever you can afford, to put towards the programs outlined in the previous pages. It is necessary to invest in the youth of our party more than we ever have before if we want to continue winning in 2010. Your tremendous investment will ensure our success in the upcoming elections. There is no better time than now to invest in the future of the party. Thank you in advance for your support. -Tierra

Tierra Warren Finance Director

-Tierra can be reached via email at twarren@crnc.org

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