Meghan Keenan

Meghan Keenan


Campus Coordinator


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She is a health and fitness enthusiast who enjoys being active, exploring new places and teaching herself how to cook.

Meghan Keenan is the Campus Coordinator at Red Alert Politics. She is originally from the great state of Illinois, and graduated from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign in 2013, with a degree in journalism. Previously, she worked in public relations, and she is also a former Red Alert intern.

Articles From Meghan

‘No respect for women who think independently’: Hillary’s gender campaign backfires

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton campaigns outside a polling place during the first-in-the-nation presidential primary, Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016, in Manchester, N.H. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

Hillary Clinton’s final push to recruit women voters before Tuesday’s New Hampshire primary may have backfired. Over the weekend, she campaigned with a large group of female lawmakers and activists including New Hampshire Sen. Jeanne Shaheen and Gov. Maggie Hassan who have both endorsed her, along with equal-pay activist Lilly Ledbetter, Emily’s List President Stephanie Shriock, […]

GOP candidates debate: Is drafting women ‘nuts’?

Republican presidential candidate, Sen. Ted Cruz speaks at a town hall-style event at Pedraza's Mexican Restaurant in Keene, N.H., Sunday, Feb. 7, 2016. (Kristopher Radder/The Brattleboro Reformer via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT

Marco Rubio, Jeb Bush, and Chris Christie are all in agreement that young women should be eligible for the draft, while Ted Cruz calls the idea “nuts.” During Saturday’s ABC GOP debate, moderators pressed the candidates on the recent Defense Department policy change, and whether they would support a measure requiring women to register for the Selective Service. […]

Debate: Rubio banks on millennials as a new pro-life generation

Republican presidential candidate, Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla.,  answers a question during a Republican presidential primary debate hosted by ABC News at the St. Anselm College  Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016, in Manchester, N.H. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

Marco Rubio has been categorized as part of the “Republican establishment,” and has even been thought of as a moderate in the 2016 presidential race, however he is a strong social conservative who believes in banning abortion — even in cases of rape and incest, and opposes gay marriage, saying “God’s rules always win” against Supreme Court decisions. Is […]

Youth vote deflated Trump, Clinton in Iowa: Why that trend will continue in N.H.

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton meets with supporters after taking part in the Democratic presidential primary debate with Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt. Thursday, Feb. 4, 2016, in Durham, N.H. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

An unexpected surge of young voters in Iowa helped defeat Donald Trump and establish Bernie Sanders as a real contender for the Democratic nomination. Will young voters in New Hampshire lead a similar upset on Tuesday? In Iowa, Sanders had a huge showing of support from young voters. He beat Hillary Clinton by a full 70 […]

Millennial favorite Rand Paul drops out of 2016 presidential race

Republican presidential candidate, Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky, and wife Kelley wave to supporters as they arrive to a caucus night victory party at the Scottish Rite Consistory in Des Moines, Iowa, Monday, Feb. 1, 2016. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)

After a disappointing performance in Monday’s Iowa caucus, Sen. Rand Paul announced this morning that he would drop out of the presidential race. Paul spent a lot of time and resources campaigning in Iowa and reaching out to young voters in the state that supported his father Ron Paul in 2012. However, he failed to reach his […]

Iowa: Youth vote fueled upsets for Sanders, Cruz, and Rubio — Here’s why

Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., arrives for a caucus night party, on Monday, Feb. 1, 2016, in Des Moines, Iowa. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

There were quite a few surprises in Iowa last night. In the Republican caucus, Ted Cruz bested front-runner Donald Trump, Marco Rubio got some major momentum, and Rand Paul’s predictions fell flat. In the Democratic caucus, Hillary Clinton beat Bernie Sanders by a razor thin margin and a coin toss, proving that her path to […]

Iowa students: “‘Marco-mentum’ is real” [VIDEO]

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The first votes of the 2016 election cycle will be cast in Monday night’s Iowa caucuses — and with the wide field of Republican candidates, the results are anything but certain. According to Fox News, 55 percent of Iowa Republicans said they have made up their minds, but 45 percent said they could still be […]

Rand Paul wins GOP debate on Twitter

Presidential candidate, Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., talks to the members of the media as he appears in the spin room with his wife Kelly after a Republican presidential primary debate, Thursday, Jan. 28, 2016, in Des Moines, Iowa. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)

Thursday’s Fox News GOP debate may have been the surge in momentum that Rand Paul’s campaign desperately needed before the Iowa caucus on Monday. After being relegated to the undercard debate a few weeks ago (and refusing to participate), Paul returned to the main stage last night and stood out as a clear winner. While […]

Young voters, finally, are highlighted in a GOP Debate

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The issues important to young voters were finally discussed in the GOP debate when moderators selected questions on criminal justice reform and immigration from popular YouTube personalities. Young veteran Mark Watson asked the presidential candidates whether police should be required to wear body cameras. “We currently have better cameras in our pockets than in our precincts,” he […]

Young GOP women ‘turned-off’ by Trump’s attacks on Megyn Kelly

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Donald Trump continues to alienate key voting demographics, including women of his own political party. His latest attacks on Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly, have left many women with a bad feeling about the Republican front-runner. The feud, which began at the first Republican presidential debate last August, flared up again this week when Trump refused […]

Michael Reagan exposes ‘phony’ Trump: Will it resonate with millennials?

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks to reporters during a news conference at the Roundhouse Gymnasium, Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2016, in Marshalltown, Iowa. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

As primary voting for the 2016 presidential election draws closer, Donald Trump’s critics are getting worried, amping up the attacks on him as a “fake conservative,” and pointing out his inconsistencies on a variety of issues from abortion, to gun rights, to healthcare, and more — not to mention his ties to the leading Democratic opponent, Hillary Clinton. […]

Will young evangelicals support Trump at Iowa caucuses?

Associated Press

In his speech at Liberty University in Virginia earlier this week, Donald Trump told students that as president, he would “protect Christianity” and wouldn’t feel the need to be politically correct like so many other politicians. At another campaign event this week at Oral Roberts University in Oklahoma, Trump declared an “assault on Christianity,” “guns,” and […]

Lifelong Democrats, millennials rebel against Hillary for defending Bill

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There’s no question that Hillary Clinton is hoping her husband’s popularity will help her on the campaign trail; however, recently, more and more people are beginning to question whether the former president is in the best position to advocate for some of his wife’s key policy platforms. Led by none other than Donald Trump (who […]

‘Millennials for Marco’ vs. ‘Students for Rand’: The battle for the GOP youth vote


With only a few weeks to go until the first caucuses and primaries of the 2016 election, two GOP campaigns are battling for the youth vote. This week, Marco Rubio released a new ad highlighting the senator’s outreach to millennials. The ad featured some members of Students for Rubio, arguing that millennials are not the entitled, self-absorbed […]

Millennial Latino Voter Surge: New voters will decide 2016

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  2016 could be a record-breaking year for millennial Hispanic voters. The Pew Research Center released a report on Tuesday that showed a surge in eligible Latino voters between 2012 and 2016, and noted that nearly half of this growing demographic are millennials who have just come of voting age. The Hispanic electorate as a whole has historically […]

CRNC: Trump, Cruz make young voters ‘feel welcome’ in GOP

Republican presidential candidate, businessman Donald Trump  speaks with the moderators as Republican presidential candidate, Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas,  looks on during the Fox Business Network Republican presidential debate at the North Charleston Coliseum, Thursday, Jan. 14, 2016, in North Charleston, S.C. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)

In early 2013, the Republican National Committee (RNC) released a report to diagnose the GOP’s tough losses in the last two presidential cycles, and attempt to set a path to victory in 2016. In part, the report advised the Party to choose a candidate who would embrace immigration reform, and focus on appealing to the […]

#DemDebate was all about winning young voters

Democratic presidential candidates, Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt, left, Hillary Clinton and former Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley listen to a question about climate change, during at the NBC, YouTube Democratic presidential debate at the Gaillard Center, Sunday, Jan. 17, 2016, in Charleston, S.C.  (AP Photo/Mic Smith)

If you happened to tune in on Sunday night, the Democratic presidential candidates debated the rising cost of college, criminal justice reform, and climate change — all issues that millennials have identified as important to their decision of which candidate to support. The debate was streamed live on YouTube and featured questions from “YouTube stars,” […]

Skipping debate boosted Rand Paul’s stock with students

AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster

It’s possible that Rand Paul’s exclusion from the main stage of the latest presidential debate may have actually given his campaign a much-needed boost. Paul’s National Youth Director Cliff Maloney Jr. told Red Alert Politics that student support is surging after the senator held his own online town hall on Thursday evening. “Dr. Paul was not […]

Think outside the party: Millennials pick ideal 2016 candidate in new poll

Associated Press

If millennials could pick their ideal candidate for 2016, it would be someone who doesn’t fit into any clear party mold. For instance, this hypothetical candidate would protect the Second Amendment, but require strict background checks for all gun purchases. Their first priorities in office would be to tackle the economy and jobs with conservative reforms, and aggressively […]

Rand Paul’s plan to win Iowa caucuses: Support from 10,000 college students

Republican presidential candidate Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., greets a supporter during a rally at the University of Iowa. (Charlie Neibergall / Associated Press)

The Iowa caucuses are approaching on Feb. 1, and this year in particular, college students could have a big impact on the results. In both 2012 and 2008, the Iowa caucuses were held on Jan. 3, when most students were at home for the holidays. This year, they will occur while school is actually in session. […]