Countdown to Election Day

Countdown to Election Day Countdown to Election Day

October 12, 20181 min read

With just weeks before the Nov. 6th midterm elections, thousands of state and local races and 470 seats in Congress are at stake. How will Donald Trump’s first two years in office – which include controversies such as family separations at the border and a contentious SCOTUS confirmation battle, as well as milestones such as the lowest U.S. unemployment rate in 50 years -- affect voters’ choices at the polls?  

Has the Democratic Party energized its base enough to gain the 23 seats in the House and the two seats in the Senate needed to take control of Congress? Will a wave of younger, more diverse candidates replace older, richer, male incumbents?  How will Republican candidates balance appealing to Trump’s base without offending more moderate voters within the party? And what will the results tell us about the upcoming 2020 presidential race?

Hofstra experts in political science, political public relations, suburban studies, and law are available to discuss how the issues that are important to Americans, from #MeToo and gun safety to taxes and foreign policy, will affect the midterm elections, civic engagement, and voter turnout. 

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  • Meena Bose
    Meena Bose Professor of Political Science

    Dr. Meena Bose is Executive Dean of Hofstra University’s Peter S. Kalikow School of Government, Public Policy and International Affairs

  • Craig Burnett
    Craig Burnett Associate Professor of Political Science

    Professor Burnett's research focuses on state and local government, urban politics, political behavior, and electoral institutions

  • Lawrence Levy
    Lawrence Levy Vice President, Economic Development and Professional Studies; Executive Dean, National Center for Suburban Studies

    Dean Levy works close with Hofstra’s academic community to shape an innovative agenda for suburban study

  • Kara Alaimo
    Kara Alaimo Associate Professor of Journalism, Media Studies, and Public Relations

    Dr. Kara Alaimo is a global public relations consultant, trainer, professor, and author.

  • Paul Fritz
    Paul Fritz Associate Professor of Political Science

    Professor Fritz specializes in international relations, with concentrations on international security and US foreign and defense policy.

  • Julian Ku
    Julian Ku Professor of Law

    Professor Ku is an expert on international law, constitutional law, U.S. foreign policy, and Chinese foreign policy.

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