Mason in the News on the Election

Posted: November 5, 2009 at 1:03 am, Last Updated: November 4, 2009 at 4:53 pm

By James Greif

Mason professors have been active in the news, providing the most up-to-date analysis regarding the Virginia gubernatorial race.

Following is a sample of what they said.

Washington Examiner, Oct. 26, “Landslide Could Elevate McDonnell Nationally” by Bill Myers
Stephen Farnsworth, assistant professor of communication, said that a victory for Bob McDonnell would raise his profile in the Republican Party at a time when the party is looking for leadership.

CNN, Nov. 3, “Analysis: Anger, Frustration Fuel Election Day 2009” by Paul Steinhauser
Mark Rozell, professor in the School of Public Policy, said that a Republican win in Virginia could signal that the party is alive and well and could be in play for future elections.

NewsChannel 8, Nov. 2, “Polls Show Virginia Republican Candidates Lead in 3 Statewide Races”
Mark Rozell said that in Virginia, the fortunes of the Democrats and Republicans can change from one year to the next, depending on a number of factors.

Wall Street Journal, Oct. 31, “Virginia Race Tests Obama’s Staying Power” by Corey Dade
Michael McDonald, associate professor of public and international affairs, discussed the candidates’ campaign strategies., Nov. 3, “Is Bob McDonnell the Future of the GOP?” by Jill Lawrence
Mark Rozell discussed Bob McDonnell’s comfort in addressing secular and evangelical communities.

Washington Examiner, Oct. 26, “Deeds Walks Tightrope on Obama Popularity, Policy” by William C. Flook
Toni-Michelle Travis, associate professor of public and international affairs, discussed Creigh Deeds’ campaign decisions vis-à-vis the White House.

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