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This millennial running for president wants to be the ‘student-debt solutions’ candidate

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“To the extent we have had baby boomers running for president for the past few decades, they got an education in a world when you did not have to take on debt."

It’s a sign of the ubiquity of the nation’s $1.5-trillion student-loan problem that candidates for office aren’t just talking about it as an issue, they’re making themselves the face of the problem, said Mark Huelsman, associate director of policy and research at Demos, a left-leaning think tank.

“To the extent we have had baby boomers running for president for the past few decades, they got an education in a world when you did not have to take on debt,” said Huelsman, who authored a white paper on debt-free college that was influential in the 2016 election. “There are politicians of a certain generation that talk about student debt as a problem because they did not have to experience it.”

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