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10-12-04

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Iowa State University to host election forum Oct. 21

AMES, Iowa -- Two leading American political process scholars will headline "Election '04: A College Forum on the Candidates and the Issues" at Iowa State University at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 21, in 125 Kildee Hall. The event is free and open to the public.

James Campbell, professor of political science at the University of Buffalo, The State University of New York, and John Hibbing, Foundation Regents University Professor of political science at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln, are the featured speakers. James McCormick, professor and chair of ISU's department of political science, will moderate.

Campbell is a nationally recognized expert on American electoral behavior and created a popular forecasting model for presidential elections. He has written or edited four books, including "U.S. Presidential Campaigns and the National Vote." Campbell has served as an American Political Science Congressional Fellow and as program officer for political science for the National Science Foundation.

Hibbing is a nationally known expert on American and congressional politics. He has written or edited seven books, including "Stealth Democracy: Americans' Beliefs About How Government Should Work." He is the 1995 recipient of the Fenno Prize for the best book on legislative politics awarded by the American Political Science Association and has served as co-editor of Legislative Studies Quarterly.

The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, the Miller Lecture Fund and the department of political science sponsor the college forum.

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Two leading American political process scholars will headline "Election '04: A College Forum on the Candidates and the Issues" at Iowa State University at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 21, in 125 Kildee Hall. The event is free and open to the public. James Campbell, professor of political science at the University of Buffalo, The State University of New York, and John Hibbing, Foundation Regents University Professor of political science at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln, are the featured speakers.