Congratulations to Professor David M. Anderson on the recent publication of his book, Leveraging: A Political, Economic, and Societal Framework. Professor Anderson teaches "Scandal Management, Ethics and Public Policy" at the Center for Advanced Governmental Studies. For more information about the book, please click here.
Congratulations to Hallie Jackson, who is joining NBC news as a correspondent. She was previously a correspondent for Hearst Television, based in Washington, DC. See more here
Congratulations to JHU MA in Government Alums, Brian Feldman ('2000) for winning the Democratic Primary for the Maryland State Senate for District 15 and to Marc Korman ('2007) for winning the Democratic Primary (along with Ariana Keley and Bill Frick) for the Maryland House of Delegates, District 16 in Tuesday's election.
Dr. Jennifer Bachner of the Johns Hopkins Center for Advanced Governmental Studies has an op-ed in this morning's edition of Roll Call: Cantor's Loss Was Result of Unforced Error. Bachner argues that Eric Cantor's primary loss can be attributed to a strategic error in bombarding the electorate with negative ads:
Cantor’s negative advertisements suggest that his team thought they could convince voters that Brat was a liberal, and that Brat was running to the left of Cantor. However, with Brat receiving endorsements from conservative notables (Laura Ingraham, Mark Levin, Ann Coulter) and the simple fact that all tea party candidates run from the right, this was a long-shot. While Cantor may have had reason to respond to certain attacks levied against him, his campaign strategy was deliberate in going negative when his opponent did not have the resources to shape the debate at all.
Read the complete article here.
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