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To a lot of law school students, the Democratic National Convention is something to tune into in between study sessions. But Lauren Wolfe will be front and center in Denver. As president of the College Democrats of America, she will be running her own convention within the convention.
About 600 college students from 250 schools are registered for the CDA National Convention, which aims, among other things, to teach students campaigning skills. Speakers like Howard Dean, the DNC chair and former Vermont governor, will be on hand to energize the young party leaders. They are also rallying around what Lauren says are their main concerns this election year: affordable college education, health insurance and the war in Iraq.
By virtue of her position with the CDA, she is also a superdelegate. As for one day running for president of the United States, she says, “I like politics, but it’s not something I’m going to jump in anytime soon.” Lauren is just focused on inspiring young Democrats this week and finding a job for after graduation when she gets back home to Michigan.
Update: Watch the CNN.com Live interview