ISU experts available to comment on 2018 midterm elections
Posted Oct 3, 2018 8:00 am
The following is a list of Iowa State University experts available to comment on issues and candidates for the 2018 midterm elections.
Dave Andersen, assistant professor of political science Expertise: Voter behavior, elections Quote: “The electorate is pulled in two different directions. They’re not happy at all with their president in general, but they’re very happy with the state of the economy.” Contact:email@example.com, 515-294-6928
Brian Behnken, associate professor of history Expertise: Immigration, race Quote: “Stronger borders, stronger immigration laws, stiffer penalties -- these are things that have been talked about for a long time, but they seem to have taken on a new urgency or a new tenor.” Contact:firstname.lastname@example.org, 515-294-3594
Tessa Ditonto, assistant professor of political science Expertise: Gender, women's issues Quote: “There are specific policy issues that women cite as their reason for wanting to run for office…issues that they feel have not been properly addressed by people in office currently.” Contact:email@example.com, 515-294-4652
James McCormick, professor of political science Expertise: Foreign policy, trade Quote: “Usually foreign policy does not really play in midterm elections; they’re really usually focused on local issues and issues much closer to their constituency. This may be a different year.” Contact:firstname.lastname@example.org, 515-294-8682
Mack Shelley, University Professor and chair of political science Expertise: Health care, policy Quote: “This is a raging philosophical debate about whether health care should be publicly funded in the first place.” Contact:email@example.com, 515-294-1075
Kelly Winfrey, Catt Center interim director Expertise: Women voters, campaign messaging Quote: “We’re seeing women candidates really trying to talk to women as women, and that’s one of the most noteworthy things I think about this election.” Contact:firstname.lastname@example.org, 515-294-3181
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