Congressman Tom Reed (left) and Democratic challenger John Plumb (right) are locked in a battle for New York's 23rd district.

Congressional Race Adopts National Nastiness

Plumb, along with prominent Ithaca and Cornell Democrats, has laced his rhetoric with no-holds-barred attacks on Reed, calling him “literally one of the worst people in the United States Congress” at a Democratic Unity Rally at Cornell Thursday.

Cornell professors say Trump's candidacy has transformed the Republican Party — and likely not for the better.

Has Trump Killed the Republican Party?

Several Cornell professors and students tell different stories of the roots and implications of Trump’s rise through GOP ranks. Their analysis diverges on whether the candidate has corrupted the Republican party or merely carried conservatives’ policy and rhetoric to their logical conclusions.

Many Cornellians, including Cornell Republicans, have chosen to cast their votes for third-party candidates like Gary Johnson.

‘Disenchanted’ Students Seek Alternative to Clinton and Trump

In some ways, the Cornell Republicans have been examples of this movement: the group broke party lines to endorse Libertarian candidate Gary Johnson over the Republican nominee on Sep. 4. Almost immediately after this decision, the New York Federation of College Republicans revoked the chapter’s credentials, chastising the organization for supporting another party’s candidate.

Jackson Weber — a captain on the football team — worked for Hillary Clintons campaign in Wisconsin this past summer.

Tackling Trump: Jackson Weber ’17 on Life Outside of Football

When senior captain and linebacker Jackson Weber stepped on Cornell’s campus freshman year, he had two goals: become a leader of the football team and take advantage of Cornell’s renowned government department. When he is not busy leading the Red to more wins this year than the past two season combined, Weber can be found in bowels of Uris or Olin, writing his senior thesis on the American election process.