HAGERSTOWN -- College students who heard U.S. Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski, D-Md., and Democratic congressional candidate Jennifer Dougherty on Tuesday said they're concerned about gas prices, education costs and other rising expenses.
The senator and the candidate spoke at Hagerstown Community College's Learning Resource Center on Tuesday before about two dozen students.
After sharing some policy views and doing some politicking, Dougherty - who is trying to unseat Republican Congressman Roscoe Bartlett - and Mikulski heard from the audience.
Thomas Arens, a first-year student from Northern Virginia, posed a carefully written question about restoring confidence in the housing market.
Mikulski said she supports Sen. Barack Obama's plan to freeze mortgage foreclosures for 90 days. She also praised the Federal Housing Administration loan program.
Sophomore Matt Rhone, a sophomore from Chambersburg, Pa., asked if the U.S. can eliminate its foreign dependency on oil within five to 10 years.