(MSNBC) — NATIONAL HARBOR, Maryland — Most came to the conservative political gathering here to meet presidential hopefuls. But some younger attendees are also looking for a different kind of candidate.
“It’s a place where you can find a great candidate — for a husband,” said 19-year-old Erin Moore, a college student from Michigan’s Ferris State University.
Moore and her friends are in the Washington, D.C., area for the weekend, attending the Conservative Political Action Conference — a massive gathering of conservatives that is notable in part for drawing a lot of young people. The chance of meeting a potential spouse is a real pull, and Moore recalled meeting someone terrific on the first night. “When we were talking about views … I’d say, ‘I just think this way’ and he’d be like, ‘yeah, totally!’” she said. “We were compatible.”
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