Presidential Candidate’s Children Share Campaign Trail Stories

Huntsman’s Daughters to Speak at Forum for Public, Students at UMass Lowell

12/16/2011


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Monday, Dec. 19, 2011
Noon

WHAT:  Hear from the daughters of GOP presidential candidate and former Utah governor Jon Huntsman about what it’s like to help their father run for president. The young women — Liddy, Abby and Mary Anne — have built a large following on YouTube and Twitter as they stump for Hunstman in the run-up to New Hampshire’s first-in-the-nation primary on Tuesday, Jan. 10.

Open to the public, the event will include an audience question-and-answer session. 

An invitation has been extended to the children of all of the Republican presidential hopefuls to join in this event, so other candidates’ children may participate. 

This special student forum is the latest collaboration between UMass Lowell’s Center for Public Opinion and the Boston Herald. The program will be streamed live at www.uml.edu and www.bostonherald.com.

Launched in September, the Center for Public Opinion advances an understanding of government, societal issues and the political process while encouraging public civic engagement. The center combines cross-disciplinary academic research into public opinion trends and provides students with a wide range of educational opportunities. Polling on behalf of the center examines political, social, economic and cultural issues and all polls are conducted by an independent survey researcher. 

A debate among the Massachusetts Democratic candidates for U.S. Senate, held at the university in October, launched the UMass Lowell-Boston Herald partnership. Over the past few months, UMass Lowell-Boston Herald polls have looked at voters’ views on the Senate race and issues such as the Occupy and tea party movements.

WHERE:   O’Leary Library Learning Commons, Room 222, UML South, 61 Wilder St., Lowell