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Windsor Square’s Colin Kruse at the Iowa Caucuses

Colin Kruse (far left) and college classmates spent the weekend canvassing in Iowa, getting a first-hand look at the now infamous Iowa Caucuses.  (photo from Northwestern University.)

While the nation waits for the results of the Iowa Caucuses, we heard from Windsor Square resident Jacqueline Kruse that her son Colin and several college friends spent this past weekend canvassing in Iowa.

As reported in Medill on the Hill, from Northwestern’s School of Journalism:

“Northwestern University students ditched classes on Friday to squeeze into a minivan and drive 234 miles west from their suburban Chicago campus to North Liberty, Iowa – deciding that fulfilling their role in American democracy was more important than studying for midterms.

Instead, they spent their weekend canvassing for former South Bend, Indiana mayor and Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg.

“I definitely re-evaluated Pete Buttigieg as a candidate,” said Northwestern sophomore Colin Kruse of Los Angeles. “Seeing him speak, hearing his message and trying to convince people to vote for him was incredibly beneficial for me,” wrote reporter Angelina Campanille.

According to the report, Kruse said he wasn’t attached to one particular candidate but wanted to learn more about Buttigieg,  so he and his friends reconnected with a former classmate who’s now a field organizer for Buttigieg’s campaign, to knock on doors for the weekend.

And now, the country is waiting for the results!


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Patricia Lombard
Patricia Lombard
Patricia Lombard is the publisher of the Larchmont Buzz. Patty lives with her family in Fremont Place. She has been active in neighborhood issues since moving here in 1989. Her pictorial history, "Larchmont" for Arcadia Press is available at Chevalier's Books.

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