Student Democrats of Colorado Mesa University React to Obama Win
KREX News Room
GRAND JUNCTION, Colo.- The president for the Democrats of Colorado Mesa University spoke out shortly after President Barack Obama won his second term in office.
Even though no local Democratic delegates were elected to local or state office, David Martinez said there is still a lot to celebrate after watching President Obama get re-elected.
Martinez said he was particularly excited about the impact of the Affordable Care Act on college students.
"They're going to have affordable health care, especially if they're unable to go out into the market and find any work right away. The Obamacare extends their parents' health insurance plan until they're 26, which is incredible," said Martinez.
Martinez went on to say that he is also supportive of Obama's plan to cap student loan interest rates at 10 percent, giving students a better chance to attack debt before falling behind after graduation.
National exit polls show that 60 percent of the 18-29 age group voted for President Obama; many of them are college students.