Jerry Brown and Meg Whitman were busy with the election. Besides, 10-year-olds don't get to vote.

So students at Jellick Elementary decided to play the candidates' parts in a mock debate on Nov. 2 in Rowland Heights.

Alex Wu got the Brown part, while Hannah Chung stood in for Whitman. The 10-year-olds offered a lively gubernatorial debate in front of the students assembled outside on the playground.

"Meg" Chung said she supported better teaching for California kids, while "Jerry" Wu insisted he had a better platform on education.

While the great debate didn't sway any of the little voters, the election event did give the GATE students a chance to dip their toes in the political world.

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