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Griffiths Talks to New York Post About East Oregon Voting on Joining Idaho
“This is not the kind of thing that is done unilaterally by people in counties,” Ryan Griffiths, associate professor of political science, tells the New York Post. “They have to get the state of Oregon on board and the state of Idaho, and that’s a very high bar.”
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Bybee, Faricy and Gadarian Discuss CNY Midterm Elections With WAER
“With new lines being drawn, it injects a lot of uncertainty into the race,” Chris Faricy, associate professor of political science, tells WAER. “With Katko not being on the ballot, we have two new candidates who have to introduce themselves to the voters of Central New York.”
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Reeher Weighs in on What Trump Wants From the Midterm Elections in BBC Article
If Republicans gain control of the House, the committee investigating the Jan. 6, 2021, riot at the U.S. Capitol—which recently issued a legal summons ordering Trump to testify—could be dismantled. "He'll claim that vindicates him," Grant Reeher, professor of political science, tells the BBC.
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McFate Quoted in Federal Times Article on Defense Contractors Donating to Election Deniers
"This is business as usual," Sean McFate, adjunct professor in the Maxwell-in-Washington program, tells Federal Times. "It’s a form of corruption, essentially. It’s a well-known problem without a solution."
Reeher Discusses NY Midterm Elections with CNY Central, Spectrum News, Washington Examiner and WRVO
"If Lee Zeldin were to beat Kathy Hochul, that would be basically a political earthquake in the state of New York," Grant Reeher, professor of political science, tells WRVO. "That would change the whole complexion of how the state's politics are going to go in the next four years."
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Jackson Speaks with TheGrio About the Jan. 6 Insurrection
“Jan. 6 was one of the most palpable, visible and clear challenges to organized government that we’ve seen in the past few generations,” Jenn Jackson, assistant professor of political science, tells TheGrio.
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Elizabeth Cohen Weighs in on How Voters Respond to Major News Events in Newsweek Article
Voters often respond to major news events and how those events are framed in the media, however, the news around abortion and immigration were very different events, Elizabeth Cohen, professor of political science, tells Newsweek.
Reeher Speaks with City & State, Military Times About Veterans, Midterm Elections
Both parties have prized veterans as candidates over the years because of the public’s trust in the military and their perceived expertise on foreign policy and government operations, Grant Reeher, professor of political science, tells Military Times.
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Gadarian Featured in Newsweek Article on Voters, Media Coverage of Major Issues
Polls often reflect an issue people glean as important if it receives mass media coverage, Shana Gadarian, professor of political science, tells Newsweek.
Gadarian Talks to The Hill About Surprises During the Final Month Before Midterm Elections
“There is still some component of the electorate that, as partisan and polarized as we are, doesn’t know who they’re going to vote for until the end," says Shana Gadarian, professor of political science.
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