BLOG: SMU students say Trump win could be “opportunity to grow with millennials”

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By Emory Parsons

SMU College Republicans attending tonight’s Dallas GOP watch party say a new generation could be invigorated by a potential Trump victory.

SMU College Republicans Maggie Best, Gabby Wolf, Drew Wicker and Whitney Babin were in a celebratory mood Tuesday night at the Dallas County GOP watch party at the Westin Park Central in North Dallas Photo credit: Emory Parsons
SMU College Republicans Maggie Best, Gabby Wolf, Drew Wicker and Whitney Babin were in a celebratory mood Tuesday night at the Dallas County GOP watch party at the Westin Park Central in North Dallas Photo credit: Emory Parsons

“I think this win would be an opportunity to bring in a whole new swath of people, a lot of people that felt alienated by the Republican party,” said Drew Wicker, president of SMU College Republicans. “There is an opportunity to grow with millennials.”

The ballroom at the Westin Park Central in North Dallas is filled with excitement at the possibility of Trump winning. Music is blaring and people are dancing.

Members of the SMU College Republicans executive team are no exception. They want this win for their club.

“We will be using our speakers and our current agenda,” said Gabby Wolf, secretary for the club. “We will continue implementing a more conservative agenda and getting people excited about our government again.”

Moreover, SMU College Republicans want their members to get out there and make a difference.

“A Trump win creates a great opportunity for us to show our members that you don’t have to be a career politician to make a difference. Like Trump, it’s possible to make a difference if you put yourself out there!” said Wicker.

SMU College Republicans are ready — and Dallas Republicans are ready — for a Trump presidency. The excitement of the room shows it.

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