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Political experts to analyze election results

Nov. 3, 2008

KALAMAZOO--"Election 2008: What Happened and Why" will be the topic when a team of Western Michigan University experts on politics and campaigns meet Wednesday, Nov. 5, to share their insights on the election results with the public.

Meeting at 3 p.m. in 3301Friedmann Hall--the Political Science Library--Dr. John Clark and Dr. Peter Wielhouwer, both of WMU's Department of Political Science, will roll out some analysis and take questions about election results and what they mean. Demographic trends, polling challenges and campaign strategies are among the many topics the pair will address.

Clark specializes in American political parties and elections and legislative and southern politics. He is the coauthor of a biennial election update for Cengage Publishing. Wielhouwer is a nationally recognized expert on campaigns and elections. He has directed a graduate program in campaign management and speaks regularly about campaign ethics and electoral politics.

For more information, contact Dr. Susan Hoffman, director of WMU's Institute of Government and Politics at (269) 387-5692.

Media contact: Cheryl Roland, (269) 387-8400, cheryl.roland@wmich.edu

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