Clintons visit Transy for Get Out the Vote Rally
Transylvania received national media attention May 19 when the College Democrats hosted a Get Out the Vote Rally featuring New York Senator and candidate for the Democratic Party presidential nomination Hillary Clinton, along with former President Bill Clinton and other party officials. An estimated 1,600 students, faculty, staff, and local residents attended the event in the Clive M. Beck Athletic and Recreation Center, which was held the evening before the Kentucky primary election.
President Charles L. Shearer and College Democrats president Tyler Murphy ’10 welcomed the crowd, and TBA, the men’s a capella group, sang the national anthem before Fayette County Property Valuation Administrator Renee True, former Kentucky Governor Martha Layne Collins, and Kentucky’s Clinton campaign chairman Jerry Lundergan spoke on the senator’s behalf.
“I am thrilled to be at this great University—the oldest University west of the Alleghenies,” Hillary Clinton told the enthusiastic crowd. “I want to thank you for your gracious hospitality…and I want to especially thank your president of 25 years, Charlie Shearer, and the entire faculty, staff, and student body.”
She also thanked Jennifer Moore ’95, chair of the Kentucky Democratic Party.