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An Interview with Dr. Rohr on the Role of Gender in Politics

The following is an interview with Dr. Lia Rohr who came to Centre College in 2013 as a Visiting Professor of Politics. She received a B.A. 780 more words

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McConnell Makes Stops Around KY: Even Educational Events Can Bring Votes

This past week Senator Mitch McConnell made his rounds in Kentucky performing both campaign duties and educational opportunities for local citizens.

Last Wednesday, July 2nd, McConnell met with local farmers in Lebanon, Kentucky to discuss pertinent issues in agriculture policy. 466 more words

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Position Potentials and Pitfalls: When Politicians Take Clear Stances on Issues

Senator Mitch McConnell and Secretary of State Alison Grimes are leaving no time to spare in the race to the November election. Our television screens are full of political advertisements, our neighbors’ yards are surfaced with political posters, and the newspaper ads are just the beginning of what is to come. 1,084 more words

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How Will Endorsements Affect Grimes and McConnell's Campaigns?

Last week, U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren publicly endorsed Alison Grimes after Mitch McConnell blocked a bill regarding the refinancing of student loans. Grimes has also been publicly endorsed by… 583 more words

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The Accuracy of Poll Projections: Part 2

In my last post, I stated that according to Robert Erikson and Lee Sigelman the latest poll giving Secretary of State Alison Grimes a 3 percentage point lead over Senator Mitch McConnell may not be an accurate predictor of what may come in the November election, considering the election is still more than four months away. 327 more words

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Obama's Impact on the Kentucky Midterms

In my last post, I discussed the incumbency factor and whether or not it is an advantage in a Senate election. The article I cited last time claimed that Mitch McConnell was at an advantage, not only because he is an incumbent, but also because he is running in a state where Obama is disliked. 473 more words

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BBC News - Haiti legislative poll date announced amid protests

The demonstrators called on the president to organise not just legislative and local elections but also to bring forward presidential polls, which are scheduled for 2015. 88 more words