Claremont McKenna College

October 25, 2010

Vol. 26 , No. 04   

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What the Midterm Elections Could Mean: Historical Context and Possible Outcomes

On the night before Americans go to the polls for midterm elections, Claremont McKenna's own professor Andrew Busch will discuss “What the Midterm Elections Could Mean: Historical Context and Possible Outcomes.” Professor Busch will put the midterm elections into a historical context, relating them to previous elections, such as the last midterm during a Democratic president's first term – 1994's Republican victory, with Newt Gingrich and the Contract with America. He will also pinpoint key races and bellwethers nationwide, and discuss ways in which the midterm elections could affect the 2012 presidential race.

Professor Busch is an expert on electoral politics. At CMC, he is the Crown Professor of Government, Chair of the Government Department and a George R. Roberts Fellow. He is the author, most recently, of Epic Journey: The 2008 Elections and American Politics (2009) and The Constitution on the Campaign Trail: The Surprising Political Career of America's Founding Document (2007).

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