News Release| Special Election Night Program; Cal State L.A.



Cal State L.A. professor, students to offer predictions and perspectives on midterm elections

TV, Radio News: Live remote opportunity at
CSULA Special Election Night Program Nov. 2

What:              Political Science students to discuss the 2010 midterm elections and pending results.

Who:                Professor Taylor Dark and CSULA political science students.

When:              8 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 2, 2010.

Where:             King Hall Lecture Hall I on the Cal State L.A. campus.

Info:                Call CSULA Public Affairs office at (323) 343-3050.

Who will be the next California Governor? The next U.S. Senator for California? And, the next California Attorney General? Find out who college students voted for and what they predict as the results. Also, find out the state measures that are important to the young generation of voters from several cultural backgrounds.

Reporters are welcome to this “Special Election Night Program”—to be held Tuesday, Nov. 2, beginning at 8 p.m., in King Hall Lecture Hall I on the Cal State L.A. campus—where CSULA political science students will watch and analyze live streams of the election coverage.

An elections expert, CSULA Political Science Professor Dark will introduce the program with scholarly theories on the 2010 midterm elections and present forecasts from various sources in regards to presidential approval ratings, unemployment levels and historical patterns.

Media interested in interviewing college students or getting comments from an academic expert on the midterm elections to provide “real time” analysis should contact the Cal State L.A. Public Affairs office at (323) 343-3050 in advance to make arrangements.

Dark will also be available to provide his expertise to the media on Election Day. (He can be reached directly at Dark, whose research focuses on the nexus between labor and politics in presidential campaigns, is an assistant professor of political science at Cal State L.A. Dark is author of The Unions and the Democrats: An Enduring Alliance and of a chapter in The Making of the Presidential Candidates, 2004. He has also published widely in labor and political science journals.  He formerly taught at the Graduate School of American Studies at Doshisha University in Kyoto, Japan. He earned a Ph.D. in political science at UC Berkeley.

The event is organized by the CSULA Political Science Association and CSULA chapter of Pi Sigma Alpha, the National Political Science Honorary Society.

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