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Lone Republican stands out in room full of Democratic debate watchers

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Cory Lorick, a Republican, attended a debate watching party with a room full of Democrats. Cory Lorick, a Republican, attended a debate watching party with a room full of Democrats.
COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) -

A group a young professionals held a debate watch party in downtown Columbia. They called themselves the Talented Tenth. It was bi-partisan event, but there was one person who stood out.

Inside the downtown Sheraton Bar on Main Street, Cory Lorick stands out among the young up and comers. A majority of them are Democrats. Lorick, however, is a Republican.

"It wasn't a Democratic debate, so I wanted to be around those who stood against me," said Lorick.

The 36-year-old is still undecided, so the lue room didn't scare him. He has concerns about both candidates plan for the next four years. The business owner and father of four came as a guest to see if the Democrats really understood both candidates platform.

"That concerns me more that people will actually vote party ticket," said Lorick.

Joyce Rose-Harris is a Democrat. She said the topic about coal energy caught her attention. She said Mitt Romney's position flip-flopped.

"Previously, he was in favor of closing coal mines now you're saying we need to open coal mines," Rose-Harris said. "He's consistently inconsistent."

Michael Glymph was impressed with President Barack Obama's assertiveness during this debate.

"There were some issues after the last debate about whether Democrats would be enthused, but I think the base is fired up more than ever now."

Lorick says neither candidate has swayed his vote just yet.

"It's definitely been some strong arguments, but no one has pulled me to one side or the other," said Lorick.

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