The students returned from Iowa this morning at around 2:00 a.m. Gene Beaupre reports it was a wonderful trip - better than they could have expected. The students met 6 or 7 of the candidates personally. One had breakfast with Senator Dodd and his wife. Barack Obama was at the same hotel and you can see in Briana and Kevin's blog to the right a photo of some of the students with him. Some met former President Bill Clinton, and thanks to hard work on the part of one adult along for the trip, 32of the 40 students were able to get seats at the Democratic Debate on Saturday night.
Gene also reported that the students did street work for their campaigns, getting out and talking to Iowans and boosting name and platform recognition. This was despite heavy snowfall, followed by rain, followed by sleet. He said the students returned to the hotel soaked, freezing, and PUMPED!