Students walking along Newell Drive on Thursday may have noticed an unusual vehicle parked behind Marston Science Library.
The CNN Election Express bus, the mobile bureau for the news network, stayed on campus until 4 p.m. T.J. Holmes, a weekend news anchor for CNN, asked students to give their views on the economy and the upcoming midterm elections.
“We’re seeing that students aren’t very engaged in the elections, but maybe that will change as it gets closer,” said producer Josh Rubin.
Rubin noted how the UF College Democrats and Republicans were disgruntled that students have not paid much attention to the election season. Rubin attributed this to students being focused on their personal matters.
This was the first time the Express has visited UF. The bus remains moving year-round, visiting a variety of cities, towns and college campuses, often carrying candidates to debates.
The bus will be traveling to Tampa on Sunday for the Senate and governor’s debate being held at the University of South Florida.