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19-Year-Old Republican Heading to Cleveland

July 20, 2016

Drake University student Westhenry Ioerger is attending the Republican party’s national convention as an alternate delegate. Earlier this year, as a first-year student at Drake, Ioerger was "thrilled to be at the epicenter of national politics," according to The Atlantic.

In the months leading to the caucuses, Ioerger attended roughly 20 political rallies, and he met every presidential candidate except John Kasich. The night of the Iowa caucuses, Ioerger delivered an impromptu speech at his precinct. On caucus night, he served as a county delegate from his precinct in Des Moines, according to The Atlantic's article.