Swift, Schultz out of race, say they find supporters encouraging


By Tim Schrag Kansas State Collegian A confident and upbeat atmosphere at Porter’s last night turned to shock and disbelief as a crowd of about 70 supporters for the campaign of Robert Swift, current student body vice president, and Amy Schultz, chair of the Student Senate, was informed that the pair had been knocked out of the race for student body president and vice president. Before the Wildcat 91.9 radio show announced the election results over the loudspeakers, Swift, senior in political science, and Schultz, senior in biology and pre-medicine, got on top of the bar and thanked everyone in the crowd for their support of the campaign. At about 6:10 p.m., the pairs of Andrew Huschka and Laura Rachelle White, and Dalton Henry and Wayne Stoskopf were announced as the winners of the student body presidential primary, leaving Swift and Schultz visibly emotional and upset. Supporters of the Swift/Schultz campaign gave one last cheer for the duo after the news had reached everyone. Following the cheer, Swift and Schultz climbed onto the bar to once again thank people for their support. Swift said that it was tough to hear the news that they had lost and encouraged everyone to go out and find a candidate to support. “Robert and I wouldn’t have changed the experience for the world,” Schultz said. Swift and Schultz will be meeting soon to determine if they will be openly supporting either of the remaining campaigns. “Obviously that results weren’t what we wanted but the experience has been amazing,” Swift said.