Democratic Presidential-Nomination Race

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Campaign Rhetoric, Politics and Media Perceptions
Dr. Kathleen Hall Jamieson is a professor of communication at the University of Pennsylvania’s Annenberg School for Communication and director of Penn’s Annenberg Public Policy Center. She directs the National Annenberg Election Survey, the largest academic survey being conducted during the 2008 election. Dr. Jamieson is the author of books on politics, campaigns and political messages.

Media contact:
Susan Q. Stranahan at 215-746-3197 or sstranahan@asc.upenn.edu


Candidate Campaign Promises
Dr. Donald Kettl, is director of the Fels Institute of Government at the University of Pennsylvania, a professor of political science and founder of TheNextGovernment.com, a Fels project analyzing candidates' campaign pledges. 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


Effects of Race, Gender and Class on Nomination Process
Dr. Camille Charles, a professor of sociology at the University of Pennsylvania and director of Penn's Center for Africana Studies, has done research for the Obama campaign. She is author of "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


Questioning Candidate's Patriotism
Dr. Rogers Smith, a professor of political science at the University of Pennsylvania, is chair of the Penn Program on Democracy, Citizenship and Constitutionalism and researches American political thought with a focus on questions of citizenship, race, ethnicity and gender.

Media contact:
Jacquie Posey at 215-898-6460 or jposey@upenn.edu


Political Divide in the Democratic Party
Dr. Richard Johnston is a professor of political science at the University of Pennsylvania and research director of the National Annenberg Election Survey, a project of Penn's Annenberg Public Policy Center. He studies elections, public opinion and campaign dynamics.

Media contact:
Jacquie Posey at 215-898-6460 or jposey@upenn.edu


What Polls Say About Clinton and Obama
Dr. Sarah Igo is an associate professor of history at the University of Pennsylvania and author of "The Averaged American: Surveys, Citizens and the Making of a Mass Public."

Media contact:
Jacquie Posey at 215-898-6460 or jposey@upenn.edu


Global Perspective on U.S. Presidential Race
Dr. Tulia Falleti is an assistant professor of political science at the University of Pennsylvania whose research interest is comparative politics and Latin American politics. Dr. Falleti speaks four languages, English, Spanish, Portuguese and Italian.

Media contact:
Jacquie Posey at 215-898-6460 or jposey@upenn.edu

Exit Polls, Election Fraud and the U.S. Presidential Race
Dr. Steven Freeman is senior lecturer and resident scholar for the University of Pennsylvania’s graduate program of organizational dynamics. He is co-author of “Was the 2004 Presidential Election Stolen? Exit Polls, Election Fraud, and the Official Count.”

Media contact:
Jacquie Posey at 215-898-6460 or jposey@upenn.edu