Area “political junkies” invited to attend
January 25, 2000 Geneva, NY – As Political Science Professor Iva Deutchman describes them, a group of “political junkies” are gearing up to view the New Hampshire Primary on Tuesday, February 1. The “New Hampshire Primary Viewing” is an event open to students, faculty, staff, and anyone from the public who wishes to join in the political fun. The event will be an informal gathering, with a few television sets playing, an assortment of snacks, and plenty of discussion on what the primary results mean. The “New Hampshire Primary Viewing” will be held from 7 p.m. until the primary results are complete on Tuesday, February 1, in the Student Activities Center in Sherrill Hall on the Hobart and William Smith Colleges campus.
The “New Hampshire Primary Viewing” is just one in a series of events planned on campus related to the 2000 election. Deutchman, an expert in women and politics, said in this first primary it will be important to see how well John McCain does.
“The Republicans have a very interesting race this year. If John McCain does well it will be a race in the Republican party,” she said. “We welcome anyone who feels the need to be with us to join us.”
Deutchman will likely be joined at the informal viewing by Paul Passavant, fellow political science professor, and Colleges President Mark Gearan, a former chief aide at the White House. Many student government groups and political science majors are also scheduled to attend.