2008 Pennsylvania Democratic Primary Race

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Note for TV and radio: The University of Pennsylvania has a satellite uplink facility with live-shot capability and an ISDN line.

Analyzing the Candidates’ Campaign Pledges
Dr. Donald Kettl, director of the University of Pennsylvania’s Fels Institute of Government and professor of political science at Penn, is founder of www.TheNextGovernment.com, a Fels project to identify, research and analyze candidates' management proposals during the 2008 presidential campaign. He served as a White House advisor during both Republican and Democratic administrations.
Media contact:
Jacquie Posey at 215-898-6460 or jposey@upenn.edu

Clinton, Obama: Can a First Be Elected President?
Dr. Adolph Reed, professor of political science at the University of Pennsylvania, is author of “Without Justice for All: The New Liberalism and the Retreat from Racial Equality,” “Stirrings in the Jug: Black Politics in the Post-Segregation Era” and “The Jesse Jackson Phenomenon: The Crisis of Purpose in Afro-American Politics.” He was the most cited black political scientist in the 2007 Journal of Blacks in Higher Education's Annual Citation Rankings of Black Scholars.
Media contact:
Jacquie Posey at 215-898-6460 or jposey@upenn.edu

Crafting Campaign Messages to Sway Pennsylvania Voters
Dr. Diana Mutz is director of the Institute for the Study of Citizens and Politics at the University of Pennsylvania’s Annenberg Public Policy Center, professor of communications in Penn’s Annenberg School for Communication and associate professor of political science. She researches mass media and political behavior, public opinion and political psychology.
Media contact:
Joe Diorio at 215-746-1798 or jdiorio@asc.upenn.edu or
Jacquie Posey at 215-898-6460 or jposey@upenn.edu


Role of Race and Gender in the Campaign
Dr. Camille Charles, associate professor of sociology at the University of Pennsylvania and faculty associate director of Penn’s Center for Africana Studies, studies racial attitudes and has done research for the Barack Obama campaign. Her publications include “Black Immigrants and Black Natives Attending Selective Colleges and Universities in the United States” and “Won’t You Be My Neighbor? Race, Class and Residence in a Los Angeles.”
Media contact:
Jacquie Posey at 215-898-6460 or jposey@upenn.edu

Universal Health Care and the Welfare State in Pennsylvania
Dr. Marie Gottschalk, associate professor of political science at the University of Pennsylvania, researches the welfare state, the U.S. political economy, health policy, business and organized labor. Her publications include “The Shadow Welfare State: Labor, Business and the Politics of Health Care in the United States,” "It's the Health-Care Costs, Stupid!: Ideas, Institutions, and the Politics of Organized Labor and Health Policy in the United States" and "The Elusive Quest for Universal Health Care: Organized Labor and the Institutional Straitjacket of the Private Welfare State."
Media contact:
Jacquie Posey at 215-898-6460 or jposey@upenn.edu

Youth Vote and Media Coverage of the Pennsylvania Primary
Dr. Michael X. Delli Carpini, dean of the University of Pennsylvania's Annenberg School for Communication, is an expert in American politics, mass media and public-opinion research. His research includes generational differences in civic and political participation and political knowledge and democratic engagement. Dr. Delli Carpini is author of “A New Engagement? Political Participation, Civic Life and the Changing American Citizen" and “What Americans Know About Politics and Why It Matters."
Media contact:
Joe Diorio at 215-746-1798 or jdiorio@upenn.edu