Middlebury

Expert on presidential elections can comment on 2004 campaign and national political conventions

July 13, 2004

Eric DavisMIDDLEBURY, Vt.?Middlebury College Professor of Political Science, Eric Davis, a presidential elections expert, is available to comment on the Kerry and Bush campaigns as well as the Democratic and Republican National Conventions.  Davis also writes a column on politics for the Addison County Independent.

Davis can comment on all aspects of both the Kerry and Bush candidacies, including campaign tactics and themes, as well as issues such as the war in Iraq, health care, education and the economy.  Davis has been interviewed numerous times by the media, including The Washington Post, The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, Wisconsin Public Radio and WCAX-TV, the CBS affiliate in Vermont.  An ISDN line is available for radio interviews, and tapes of a local television news interview with Davis are available as well.

An expert on United States politics, Davis' areas of research include congressional and presidential elections.  He also writes a weekly column, "Politically Thinking," for the Addison County Independent, a twice-weekly paper based in Addison County, Vt.  He can be reached at ericd@middlebury.edu, 802-443-5871 (landline), or 802-236-0991 (mobile).

Davis has noted, "The election of 2004 is likely to be one of the most significant in recent times, not only because of the importance of the issues at stake, but also because this fall's results will either confirm the Republicans' dominance of American national politics or will set the stage for another four years of gridlock while the voters make up their minds about the direction in which they want the country to go."

Davis received his bachelor's and master's degrees from Brown University, and his doctorate from Stanford University.  He joined the Middlebury College faculty in 1980.

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