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Democratic presidential contenders Senators John Edwards, Hillary Clinton, and Barack Obama talk with Jim Wallis, president and executive director of the Christian social justice ministry Sojourners at the Soujourners’ presidential candidate forum on faith, values, and poverty, held June 4 in GW’s Lisner Auditorium.

Front-Row Seat To Campaign ’08

As the 2008 presidential race heats up, GW students, faculty, and friends got front row seats to a June forum that drew top Democratic presidential contenders Sen. Hillary Clinton of New York, former Sen. John Edwards of North Carolina, and Sen. Barack Obama of Illinois. The event, broadcast live on CNN and moderated by the network’s Soledad O’Brien, focused on faith, values, and poverty, as candidates gave intimate details of how these issues shape their political and personal lives. The Christian social justice ministry Sojourners hosted the forum at the University’s Lisner Auditorium, where O’Brien, as well as a group of religious leaders, questioned candidates about everything from abortion and gay marriage to the country’s response to Hurricane Katrina. With GW’s campus in the heart of the nation’s capital, these type of events pop up often for students. It’s just one more reason to love being a Colonial.