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Dunaway Quoted in The Hill Article on Vivek Ramaswamy and BuzzFeed

June 4, 2024

The Hill

Johanna Dunaway

Johanna Dunaway

Vivek Ramaswamy, an American entrepreneur and politician who made a name for himself as a GOP presidential candidate by embracing conspiracy theories and backing former President Trump, recently acquired a nearly 10 percent stake in BuzzFeed, prompting questions about the future of the company and the conservative's next moves.

Experts say his power will be limited despite the investment to keep his name in the news and hold on to relevance as he hopes to get a Republican vice-presidential nod.

“Just like in the GOP presidential primary when there’s a crowded field, you need to get attention,” says Johanna Dunaway, professor or political science and research director at the Institute for Democracy, Journalism and Citizenship. “Given the venue and the tone and timing of this, it appears it’s Trump he’s trying to get attention from.” 

Read more in The Hill article, “Ramaswamy’s new fight is with BuzzFeed.”

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