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How to run for office and win, how to lobby, how to promote your political cause effectively, how to get involved in electoral and issue campaigns, how to get a job in politics.

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I have been a professor of political science since 1974, and direct a graduate program in professional politics. I have worked on many campaigns in various capacities.


American Association of Political Consultants, American Political Science Association, Caucus for a New Political Science, National Society for Experiential Education, International Political Science Association.


Polity, New Political Science, Policy Studies Journal. Author of Unequal Struggle: Class, Gender, Race, and Power in the US Congress.


PhD, Harvard University, 1975
MA, Harvard University, 1973
BA with Honors, University of Wisconsin, 1964

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Gary08/27/16101010Thank you John
joyce02/29/16101010I get it now. Thanks for replying .....
Yvonne08/08/15101010Thank you for your incredibly quick response! .....

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2017-01-18 Russia:

Yeah, it was pretty clear -- see the MSNBC story at, or the Wikipedia article at

2017-01-17 Russia:

Dear Joyce,    Well, no, I can't tell you, because the intelligence agencies are not disclosing said evidence. That's not surprising -- they never do disclose evidence, as doing so would reveal how they

2016-12-14 a bit of follow-up:

Hello again, David!    First -- and I hope this will be reassuring to you -- the Electors are nominated by each party in each state where that party is running. To take my own state, Massachusetts, there

2016-12-10 election:

Dear David,    Good questions! And it depends on what you mean by 'why?' There is a legal reason why the Electors meet when they do: the Constitution (Article II) gives power to set by law the day when

2016-04-24 Poly Sci major at UPenn:

Dear Devin,    This is more a question about higher ed than about politics -- but yes, Penn is a highly respected school, and everyone knows that.     That said, if you want to get hired on a political


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