Thomsen quoted in CSM article on political newcomers

Thomsen,-Danielle.jpgDanielle Thomsen, assistant professor of political science, was interviewed for the Christian Science Monitor article "Life of first-time candidate: 16-hour days, piles of paperwork – and enthusiasm." "This could be a good year [for newcomers], given the surge in excitement and the willingness of donors to support what would in other years have been considered pretty long-shot candidates," says Thomsen. However, she notes, "the hurdles for a first-time candidate, even this year, are really pretty high." 05/01/18