200 teens hit campaign trail
This article originally appeared on watchdog.org.
PURCELLVILLE — Republican gubernatorial candidate Ken Cuccinelli is calling in the reserves in an effort to bolster his campaign.
Some 200 teenagers will hit the streets across the state to drum up excitement for his conservative campaign.
Generation Joshua, an organization that specializes in recruiting and sending armies of teens to conservative candidates close to the election date, is launching an early deployment to work with the Cuccinelli campaign in two weeks.
“What Cuccinelli needs is a shot of adrenaline,” said Jeremiah Lorrig, deputy director of Generation Joshua. “One thing these kids bring to any campaign that they go to is energy.”
Generation Joshua, a division of the Home School Legal Defense Association, recruits home-school students from across the country to make phone calls and knock on doors promoting conservative candidates.
The organization is funded by HSLDA’s Virginia political action committee.
It’s not the first time the youth brigade has taken to the streets to bolster a conservative political campaign.
“They were the deciding factor in our victory,” Reeves said. He won his 2011 race by 226 votes.
The young politicos also worked with Cuccinelli during his 2009 attorney general bid.
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