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GOP Strategist: Free Education a Ploy for Votes

WASHINGTON — A Republican strategist threw shade on Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton’s plan for free college Tuesday but conceded he had nothing to report on where Republican candidate Donald Trump might be headed with higher education.

The barb took place when Jason Delisle, resident fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, derided the Democratic plan for free college as a ploy for Democrats to garner votes come Election Day.

“People always want free things,” Delisle said after Courtney Hagen, senior lobbyist with the Progressive Change Campaign Committee, a Democratic grass roots organization, revealed that the issue of college affordability “popped” among voters during surveys Democrats conducted leading up to the 2016 election.