By: Dorothy Sherman
AUBURN, AL - It was a day of recognition. For two Auburn University students, Elliott Lynn who recently received the The Auburn University Department of Political Science in the College of Liberal Arts Political Science leadership Award and Tara Jones, who is Miss Auburn 2013. They were recognized by U.S. Representative Mike Rogers.
"Anytime your name is in the congressional record it's a great honor, and it means a lot for him to come here and present this to me," Lynn said.
"It feels really cool just to have a record that says what I did and honors the campaign," Jones said.
The GOP member presented the students with congressional papers. So, they'll be recognized forever in the congressional record in Washington, D.C.
"I think it's worth the time to stop and recognize, not only people that are being productive, and leaders in the community who are out of school, but those who are young folks who are about to be out and make a difference," Rep. Rogers said.
As Congressman Rogers did the recognizing Thursday, another Republican, Chris Christie, is being recognized as the GOP front-runner for the 2016 presidential election.
"It's three years out. I've heard him speak. He's electric, but he has some real problems with our base, and you have to worry the early states that you go through that are Republicans, and they are not in the northeast, where New Jersey is," Rep. Rogers said.
But, Rep. Rogers isn't the only GOP member that has had much to say about the newly re-elected New Jersey governor. Others have been out spoken with not exactly positive things to say.
"When you go into Iowa, South Carolina, New Hampshire, and you're only talking to Republicans they're much more conservative, conservative and focused on issues that are more social and fiscal than you might find in New Jersey," Rep. Rogers said.
Rep. Rogers said Christie is just the, "flavor of the month" and a long way from becoming the nominee. He also said that there will be several more front-runners to come out in the media, but he will not be one of them.
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