'The Human Campaign' drops out of USG elections, endorses DeGravina ticket

With Undergraduate Student Government voting in full-swing, Tempe student voters may notice one name missing from their presidential ballot.

A day before the election, presidential candidate Grady Eldridge withdrew his name from the race, along with his Vice President of Services Kevin McCawley and Vice President of Policy Julia Deitz. The candidates, running under the name "The Human Campaign," were most notably recognized for their idea of "action, not politics," and their less-than-clothed photos.

They announced the withdrawal on their social media saying their ideals didn't sync up with those of USG, and they decided to continue operating as a student organization.

"During the last two weeks, members of The Human Campaign ... discovered that the political atmosphere at ASU and within USG is not a fostering environment for our ideals, and felt that our mission and enthusiasm could be much more effective for this school and community by continuing to function as its own entity; in the form of a student organization," they wrote in a statement.

After the withdrawal, Eldridge endorsed the DeGravina, Arena, Alvarenga ticket on his personal Facebook page.

"Aundrea DeGravina is a straight up champion," Eldridge wrote. "I got to know her in an intimate setting through the Tillman Scholars Program and can guarantee you that this girl is one of the best options this school has. She kicks ass at anything she does."

Aundrea DeGravina is a straight up champion. I got to know her in an intimate setting through the Tillman Scholars...

Posted by Grady Eldridge on Tuesday, March 29, 2016

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