UMBC faculty provide 2016 election analysis in local and national media outlets

With the Iowa Caucuses just days away, UMBC faculty have been in the news weighing in on the current state of the presidential race. Kimberly Moffitt, an associate professor of American studies, was a guest on the Baltimore Sun podcast “Roughly Speaking with Dan Rodricks” to discuss the recent Republican presidential debate on Fox Business Network. During the segment, Moffitt shared her thoughts on the interactions between candidates and economic and foreign policy issues in the race, among other topics of discussion.

Political Science Professor and Chair Thomas Schaller wrote an opinion piece for The Hill that focused on the rise of Sen. Ted Cruz, drawing on arguments made in his latest book The Stronghold that the Republican Party’s recent focus on its congressional wing has had an impact on presidential elections.

Focusing on local election issues, School of Public Policy Professor and Director Donald Norris was quoted in a Baltimore Sun article about former Md. Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown’s campaign finance status and provided context for a article about a ballot question this fall that would authorize expanding casino gambling in New Jersey. Norris described the media campaign surrounding the 2012 ballot question in Maryland over whether to allow a new casino in Prince Georges County.

For the full list of recent news items, see below:

Roughly Speaking: GOP Debate (Baltimore Sun podcast)
Ted Cruz opinion piece (The Hill)
Brown chips away at campaign debt (Baltimore Sun)
Jackson: Ballot questions to trigger ad barrage (

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