The lawn of Russell House at Lenoir Rhyne University was filled with voters from both party lines on Thursday, Oct. 18. Students stopped their normal routine of going to morning classes while Catawba County residents joined them to hear former U.S. Senator from Pennsylvania and 2012 Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum speak.
LRU was one of Santorum’s many stops on an early voting tour to reach out to voters across the piedmont area.
Santorum expressed his enthusiasm for spreading the message and encouraged students at LRU, as well as residents in the Catawba County community to get out and vote.
“North Carolina can send a strong signal out,” Santorum said. “This election can make a difference, so go out today and cast your vote.”
Santorum spoke about the importance of young people going to the polls because of their future in the work force.
The crowd included those in support of the Republican presidential ticket, as well as those in opposition.
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