Election experts in the news

East Carolina University experts on politics are featured in a new Elections Experts site from ECU News Services. The site is available at http://www.ecu.edu/news/campaignexperts.cfm.

Recent postings featuring those experts include the following:

Comics come up short with election

ECU political science professor Jody Baumgartner said that the 2012 presidential election provides less fodder for comedy than the election in 2008. An expert on the influence of comedy on U.S. politics, Baumgartner was quoted in the Vancouver Sun. “There’s less raw material to work with in terms of the targets of the jokes,” he said.  Read the article. 


High profile visitors in eastern North Carolina

ECU political science professor Carmine Scavo was featured in a Sept. 27 Daily Reflector article titled, “Eastern N.C. draws high profile visitors.” Scavo spoke regarding the attention the state has received as a swing state in the presidential election. That attention has included visits by first lady Michelle Obama and Republican vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan. Read the story.