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Tipsheet: Outlook for 2010 midterm elections: Vanderbilt experts

Oct. 18, 2010—Expect the campaign rhetoric to sizzle the last two weeks before the 2010 midterms, says John Geer, chair and Distinguished Professor of Political Science.

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Video: Mark McKinnon offers insider’s perspective on national political campaigns

Oct. 8, 2010—An award-winning national media producer and communications strategist whose clients have included President George W. Bush and Sen. John McCain discussed key elements of successful campaigns with students in a political science class taught by John Geer and Roy Neel. Mark McKinnon, vice chairman of the Austin-based Public Strategies Inc., was a guest lecturer Oct....

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Vanderbilt political experts: Tennessee governor’s race remains fluid

Jul. 9, 2010—Vanderbilt political science professors John Geer and Bruce Oppenheimer are available to speak about the Tennessee gubernatorial race.

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Obama after 16 months

May. 19, 2010— Watch videos from Commencement 2010 Week’s Faculty Seminars.

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Watch: The Battle for America 2008

Apr. 8, 2010— Watch video of Dan Balz and Haynes Johnson, two of the nation’s most experienced political reporters, engaging in an evening of political discussion.

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More nasty ads expected outcome of Supreme Court ruling

Jan. 21, 2010—Count on more political attack ads in 2010 after a Supreme Court ruling lifting the ban on corporation and labor donations, according to Vanderbilt University political scientist John Geer.

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Listen: Grading the Obama presidency

Jan. 15, 2010—January 20 marks the one-year anniversary of Barack Obama's inauguration as the 44th president of the United States. Political scientists John Geer and David Lewis agree that it's too soon to judge how Obama will fare in comparison to previous presidents but they can discuss how his transition, political appointments and other aspects of his administration are progressing so far.

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Vanderbilt political scientist named Fellow of Harvard’s Shorenstein Center

Aug. 21, 2009—Vanderbilt University Distinguished Professor of Political Science John Geer will spend fall 2009 at Harvard University as a Fellow of the prestigious Joan Shorenstein Center on the Press, Politics and Public Policy.

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Experts: Obama will move quickly to show he’s ready to govern

Nov. 7, 2008—Political pundits have time to reflect in the days ahead on the reasons behind Barack Obama's historic election as the first African American president, but the president-elect must focus immediately on his transition and the challenges ahead, according to several Vanderbilt professors.

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Supreme Court ruling on negative ads to affect presidential race: Vanderbilt expert

Jun. 27, 2007—Today's U.S. Supreme Court ruling to allow issues ads funded by corporations and labor unions to air close to an election has major implications for the 2008 presidential campaign, according to Vanderbilt University political scientist John Geer.

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Negative ads play crucial role in political campaigns, says Vanderbilt professor; John Geer offers contrarian view in new book

Jun. 21, 2006—The next time you hear a political candidate blast his or her opponent in a negative political advertisement, your natural inclination may be to grab the remote and change the channel. Vanderbilt political scientist John Geer contends, however, that you may want to leave the remote alone.

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