Finally, some national attention for Rep. John Kline, (R – for-profit education industry). Kline is chair of the House Education Committee, and his record, well,
Kline must be hoping young adults don’t vote, because the student debt issue is a huge vulnerability for him. In case anyone from the Mike Obermueller campaign sees this, Kline is vulnerable on the student debt issue. Maher mentioned that students got his attention with a Twitter campaign using the hashtag FlipADistrict. This tells us that Twitter can work to get attention (if that’s news, welcome to the 2010′s), that students care a whole bunch about the student debt issue, and at least some of them are aware that Kline is trying to make their debt worse instead of better by not merely opposing loan forgiveness, but by actually trying to raise the interest rates.
Actually, Democratic candidates of all races, not just CD2, this is a huge issue for a demographic group we’re very concerned won’t bother voting. Being on the same side of an issue is nice; being on the same side of an issue likely to drive infrequent voters to turn out is something you need to talk about often.
Update: By the way, not small thing, Kline’s opponent Mike Obermueller could use some cash.