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Tea Party’s role in upcoming presidential election topic of lunchtime lecture

Apr. 6, 2012—The Tea Party is a formidable force in American politics, but the movement will actually help President Obama win re-election in 2012, according to John Geer, chair of Vanderbilt’s political science department. Geer will discuss “Why the Tea Party is Obama’s Ace in the Hole” during a lunchtime lecture Wednesday, April 18, at the downtown...

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VUCast Newscast: Provocative Politics

Mar. 9, 2012—This week on VUCast, Vanderbilt’s weekly newscast  highlighting research, experts, students, sports and everything Vanderbilt: Provocative Politics: the power of a sensational ad See the Civil War through the eyes of those who stayed at home Vanderbilt Emergency Medicine goes hip hop

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Bias against Mormonism may not keep Romney out of White House

Jan. 18, 2012—New Vanderbilt research shows that though the Republican base is generally biased against Mormonism, Mitt Romney’s religion would not hurt his chances among the GOP faithful as a presidential candidate in the general election.

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Negative ads may not be Gingrich’s problem

Jan. 3, 2012—The conventional wisdom about Newt Gingrich's troubles at the Iowa caucuses may be mistaken, says John Geer of Vanderbilt University. Blaming a barrage of attack ads aimed at the former House speaker for his decline in the polls may be inaccurate, Geer believes.

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Vanderbilt students to learn firsthand about presidential election process at Iowa Caucus

Dec. 29, 2011—About 20 Vanderbilt University students will get a firsthand lesson in politicking by participating in the Iowa Caucus in early January. Students will attend political rallies, volunteer for candidates’ campaigns and generally observe the Republican caucuses.

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The role the immigration debate will play through the election cycle

Nov. 28, 2011—The tenor of the immigration debate will probably change as the candidates get closer to the general election. Assistant professor of political science Efrén Pérez explains why the immigration debate is likely to evolve. View 2012 election expertise information for Efren Perez >> Visit ElectionVU to find all Vanderbilt experts on the 2012 election >>

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Vanderbilt hosts Nov. 29 forum on opening up the political process

Nov. 28, 2011—Americans Elect is participating in a panel discussion hosted by Vanderbilt University 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 29, at The First Amendment Center.

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Researcher: Republicans are fumbling the immigration issue

Nov. 28, 2011—When the Republican presidential candidates ramp up anti-immigrant rhetoric this campaign season, they are likely to alienate conservative-leaning Latinos.

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What’s wrong with our current immigration policy?

Nov. 23, 2011—Assistant professor of political science Efrén Pérez explains what  he thinks is wrong with our current immigration policy and the immigration debate. View 2012 election expertise information for Efren Perez >> Visit election VU to find all Vanderbilt experts on the 2012 election >>

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Why some Latinos and African Americans seem like ideal Republicans, but don’t vote with the GOP.

Nov. 23, 2011—Assistant professor of political science Efrén Pérez explains why Latinos and African Americans seem like they would be ideal Republicans, but don’t vote with the GOP. View 2012 election expertise information for Efren Perez >> Visit election VU to find all Vanderbilt experts on the 2012 election >>

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Mistakes Republicans are making in attracting Latino voters, especially with the immigration issue

Nov. 23, 2011—Republicans are making serious mistakes when it comes to attracting Latino voters, especially with the immigration issue.  Assistant professor of political science Efrén Pérez explains why. View 2012 election expertise information for Efren Perez >> Visit ElectionVU to find all of Vanderbilt experts on the 2012 election >>

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The power of a provocative political ad

Nov. 23, 2011—How powerful can a provocative political ad be to a presidential election, whether the ad is accurate or not? Associate professor and co-director of the Center for the Study of Democratic Institutions, Josh Clinton explains how a controversial ad, whether accurate or not, can greatly influence an election. View 2012 election expertise information for Joshua...

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