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Meghan McCain Energizes Campus Republicans

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A standing-room-only crowd is packed into a dining hall at American University to hear a speech by a 24-year-old named Meghan.

Meghan is clad in designer jeans and is sporting a tattoo of a star on her right foot. She looks remarkably similar to the hundreds of students she's addressing.

What sets Meghan apart is her last name: McCain. As in her father, U.S. Senator and former presidential candidate John McCain.

"Look at this crowd!" she exclaims. "Oh my God! What are y'all doing here with me tonight?"

Last year, during the presidential race, Meghan McCain emerged as a celebrity in her own right. When she wasn't feuding via Twitter with prominent conservative pundits, McCain was a vocal supporter of same sex marriage.

But despite - or perhaps because of - her socially moderate views, Meghan McCain remains a popular figure among young conservatives.

Michael Monrroy, the head of American University's College Republicans, says twenty-somethings can relate to her. "She's a young person," he says. "She looks like us, she's our age and she happens to be a Republican."

McCain called for more civility in public in her speech to the students.

David Schultz reports...

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