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UTSA students, professor appear on Fox News

By Ashley Harris
Public Affairs Specialist

(March 12, 2008)--Cable television's Fox News Channel visited the UTSA 1604 Campus on Wednesday, Feb. 27 to speak to five UTSA students and a professor about their perceptions of the Hispanic vote in Texas regarding the March 4 presidential primaries.

UTSA junior Andres (Andy) Bocanegra, senior Denise Perez, senior Jaime Solis, senior Enrique Vasquez and graduate student Erin Castro were interviewed by Fox News Channel reporter Heather Nauert about issues important to students and how the presidential candidates address their concerns. Also interviewed was Amy Jasperson, UTSA associate professor of political science and geography, who discussed the candidates and their visits to Texas.

The interviews were done at Sombrilla Plaza and adjacent areas and included footage of the Young Conservatives of Texas, Hill Backers (Hillary Clinton student group) and UTSA Students for Obama as they walked around campus encouraging students to vote and working to shore up support for their candidates.

The Texas Primary was Tuesday, March 4. Also participating in the March 4 primaries were Ohio, Rhode Island and Vermont. John McCain won the Republican primaries, Hillary Clinton won the Texas, Ohio and Rhode Island primaries, and Barack Obama won the Texas caucus and Vermont primary.

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