It was a visit by the Ready for Hillary bus last year to the campus of Claremont McKenna College in Southern California that got Lucas Agnew thinking – Republicans of his generation needed to start getting organized.
Clinton supporters “have a huge presence already, especially on college campuses,” said Agnew, a senior at the college.
So last month, Agnew filed paperwork with the Federal Election Commission to start Millennials for Jeb, a new super PAC that aims to excite young voters about expected presidential candidacy of the former Florida governor.
“I hope this is the start of a counteraction by millennial Republicans,” he said. “We’re just focusing on Jeb, not trying to saying anything about Hillary.”
The 21-year-old said he does not know Bush or anyone in his political operation, but he admires Bush's approach to education reform and to immigration, particularly his refusal to bend his stances to make them more palatable to conservative GOP primary voters. “I really respect that,” Agnew said.