Katie Finneran called off from work Wednesday evening so she could drive two hours north of Ohio State University to hear Sen. Rob Portman speak at a Lincoln Day Dinner, sponsored by the Seneca County Republican Party.
Finneran, a 25-year-old environmental policy major, identifies as a member of the Green Party. But, partisan politics aside, she paid $30 to see her Republican senator, after calling his office repeatedly and always hearing that the line was full.
Unfortunately, the morning of the the dinner, Finneran learned her ticket had been rescinded and her money refunded because she is a registered Democrat. The college junior voted for Bernie Sanders in the 2016 primaries.