Ed Rendell, Cindy McCain, Chelsea Clinton, Ron Paul visit campus; photos available

Gettysburg College has been a hotbed of campaign activity this year, including visits from four presidential campaigns during the primary and general election seasons, and a series of activities called "It's Your Vote, Know the Issues" that included voter registration efforts and numerous speakers.

Photos of the campaign appearances and other activities are here.

Republican hopeful Ron Paul, a 1957 graduate of Gettysburg College, came back to campus on April 11. Coverage from Gettysburg magazine is here; scroll down to “Stumping with Ron Paul '57.”

Ten days later, Chelsea Clinton spoke on behalf of her mother, Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton, in the College Union Building Ballroom. Gettysburg coverage is directly below the Ron Paul item linked above.

Cindy McCain, wife of GOP nominee John McCain, spoke here Oct. 19, joined by former Pennsylvania Governor and Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge.

On behalf of Democrat Barack Obama, current Pennsylvania Governor Ed Rendell spoke on campus Oct. 30, along with Susan Eisenhower, granddaughter of President Dwight Eisenhower.

The McCain and Obama rallies both drew hundreds of enthusiastic supporters to the College Union Building Ballroom.

Other speakers this election season included Chris Matthews of MSNBC’s “Hardball” (video and photos are here) and former New Jersey Governor Christine Todd Whitman (story here).

Gettysburg College is a highly selective four-year residential college of liberal arts and sciences. With a student body of approximately 2,600, it is located on a 200-acre campus adjacent to the Gettysburg National Military Park in Pennsylvania. The college was founded in 1832

Posted Oct. 28, 2008

Updated Oct. 30, 2008

Founded in 1832, Gettysburg College is a highly selective four-year residential college of liberal arts and sciences with a strong academic tradition. Alumni include Rhodes Scholars, a Nobel laureate, and other distinguished scholars. The college enrolls 2,600 undergraduate students and is located on a 200-acre campus adjacent to the Gettysburg National Military Park in Pennsylvania.

Posted: Tue, 28 Oct 2008


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