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W&L Student Poses A Top Question in Debate

When the Republican Presidential candidates held their most recent debate in Orlando, Florida, some of the questions were submitted via YouTube — and Washington and Lee sophomore Yates Wilburn, from Hilton Head, S.C., was one of the questioners.

Fox News and Google received almost 19,000 questions from around the world, and more than 100,000 votes were cast to determine which questions would be asked during the debates. Yates’s question was one of the top vote-getters and was one of about a dozen of the submitted questions actually used during the debate.

As you’ll see on the YouTube video below, Yates asked: “Would you support some form of a federal right-to-work law, allowing all workers whether or not to join a union.” The question was posed to Rick Santorum.