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Mansfield Center Brown Bag Series Lecture: "Within the Margin of Error: Why Campaigns Still Matter"

February 20, 2014

Time:12:00 PM


“Within the Margin of Error: Why Campaigns Still Matter”
David Parker, Associate Professor of Political Science, Montana State University
February 20, 12:00-1:00 PM, Place: TBA
This event is part of the Mansfield Center’s Spring Brown Bag Series

Dr. Parker is the author of The Power of Money in Congressional Campaigns, 1880-2006 (University of Oklahoma Press), as well as articles on the consequences of divided government and how members of Congress build reputations with their constituents. His article, “Making a Good Impression: Resource Allocations, Home Styles, and Washington Work,” won the 2010 Alan Rosenthal Award from the American Political Science Association. His co-edited volume on archival research methodology, Doing Archival Work in Political Science, was just published by Cambria Press. As a respected non-partisan analyst of politics, he frequently provides media commentary for local, state, and national news outlets — including The New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, the Associated Press, The Guardian, the Billings Gazette, and the Bozeman Daily Chronicle. Prior to entering the academy, Dr. Parker worked as a field representative, communications director, and campaign manager for a presidential, mayoral, and two Senate campaigns. He also writes a blog for the Montana State University Department of Political Science entitled Big Sky Political Analysis.

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