Election Guide

Colonials running for Congressional seats

Rep. Eric Cantor, R-Va. Columbian College of Arts and Sciences, BA, 1985 Running for reelection in Virginia’s 7th district The 12-year House veteran, and the only Jewish House Republican, has been a standout voice of opposition against President Barack Obama’s legislative agenda. This is the first election in which Cantor has faced a challenger since […]

Time to political party

O-bomb-a Consult your cabinet. If you have champagne and limoncello, you’ve got what it takes to add some hope and change to your Election Night cocktail. Simply drop a shot of limoncello into a glass of lemon-infused champagne if you want to be liberal with your libation. No Democratic election party is complete without the […]

Obama & Romney on the issues

Obama: Higher Education Spent months lobbying to prevent the federal student loan rate from doubling to 6.2 percent Increased Pell Grants and direct federal loans to cut down on extra fees paid to banks Healthcare Obama’s landmark Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act extends coverage to about 30 million uninsured Americans and mandates that most […]

Republicans broaden canvassing efforts beyond White House

The GW College Republicans are expanding their campaign efforts since 2008 to push for their candidates in crucial congressional races along with the race for the White House. The CR’s largest campaign trip this year will revolve around Sen. Scott Brown, R-Mass., who is running against Democrat Elizabeth Warren in the nation’s priciest congressional race […]

Political scientist tells election story, one blog post at a time

Presidential elections are high season for John Sides. The professor, one of the media’s go-to political experts to debunk conventional campaign hype, fielded 25 different media requests in the two weeks leading up to the first presidential debate, making him one of the most sought-after voices at GW. TheMonkeyCage.org, Sides’ 5-year-old blog – where he […]

More GW donors lean right than 2008, still flock to Obama

GW employees gave 42 percent more to Republican presidential candidates this election cycle than they did four years ago – but President Barack Obama still pocketed five times as much. Republicans picked up $25,623 from donors who listed GW as their employer, mostly toward Mitt Romney’s campaign. That figure is also the most of all […]

Poll: Majority of students back Obama

Support for former Gov. Mitt Romney has crept to a near-tie in recent weeks, but just one-fifth of GW students chose him as their top candidate, according to a Hatchet poll of more than 600 students last week.

Students Ditch The Books To Hit The Trail

Several students sacrificed a semester of classes, gave up graduating with their friends and, in many cases, worked 17-plus-hour days to propel their candidates’ sprint to the campaign finish line. Just two months after joining the Obama for America reelection campaign, sophomore Miles Selib was charged with overseeing voter registration and absentee ballot drives in […]


Nov. 9, 2011 Perry’s debate slip-up During a Republican primary debate, Rick Perry blanked on the federal agency he would eliminate as president: “The third agency of government I would do away with – the education, the uh, the commerce and let’s see. I can’t. the third one I can’t. Sorry. Oops.” Dec. 3, 2011 […]