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Media Briefing: UB Political Scientists to Weigh in on Republican Race before March 6 "Super Tuesday"

Release Date: February 29, 2012

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UB Political Science Professor James Campbell is a nationally recognized expert on campaigns and elections.

UB Assistant Professsor of Political Science Joshua Dyck studies American politics with a focus on public opinion.

BUFFALO, N.Y. -- On Friday, March 2, the University at Buffalo will hold a press briefing on the Republican presidential primary and the candidates still in the race.

It will take place from 11 a.m. to noon in the Baird Room of the Center for Tomorrow, UB North Campus and will feature brief statements by the faculty experts who will then answer questions posed by reporters.

Coffee and bagels will be served. A map of the UB North Campus is available here: http://www.buffalo.edu/buildings.

The presenters will be James E. Campbell, PhD, SUNY Distinguished Professor and chair, Department of Political Science, and Joshua Dyck, PhD, assistant professor and Director of Undergraduate Studies, Department of Political Science.

James Campbell is a nationally recognized expert on campaigns and elections, voting behavior, American political parties, American macro-politics, election forecasting, public opinion, political participation, presidential politics, presidential/congressional relations and electoral systems. He is the author of four books, more than 60 book chapters and scores of journal articles on these subjects. He is frequently quoted by major national publications on election issues and is known for robust research findings "you can hang your hat on." Website: http://www.acsu.buffalo.edu/~jcampbel.

Joshua Dyck (pronounced Dick) is an election commentator who studies American politics with a focus on public opinion, political geography, direct democracy, voting behavior and state politics. His work has appeared in many leading scholarly journals including the Journal of Politics, Public Opinion Quarterly, Political Research Quarterly, Social Science Quarterly, Electoral Studies, and American Politics Research. He is also is the co-editor of The Guide to State Politics and Policy with Richard Niemi of the University of Rochester, currently under contract with CQ Press. Website: http://www.acsu.buffalo.edu/~jdyck.

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