Democratic Party Nominees Visit Students in Pasadena

A public forum held at Pasadena City College stirred up some controversy, while at the same time giving students and faculty alike, a chance to listen to the promises of the democratic nominees up for election on Tuesday.

Senator of Massachusettes John Kerry caused an uproar among Republicans with some remarks made during his speech.

“You know, education, if you make the most of it, you study hard, you do your homework and you make an effort to be smart, you can do well. If you don’t, you get stuck in Iraq,” said Kerry. The senator has now gone on record to apologize for the comment.

Mayor of Los Angeles Antonio Villaraigosa also made his pressence felt and showed strong support for Phil Angelides.

Senator Boxer spoke in favor of Angelides, reiterating Angelide’s promise to put education first. Boxer also spoke in favor of immigrants and made reference to her immigrant ancestry.

Angelides, the current state treasure and democratic nominee for governor, stressed the importance of public education. He promises to lower tuition fees as a first order of business if elected governor.