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130A Humphrey School
Center for the Study of Politics and Governance

Eric Ostermeier

Research Fellow

Eric Ostermeier (PhD, University of Minnesota, Department of Political Science, 2006; JD, University of Michigan Law School, 1995) has been a research associate at the Center since 2006. Ostermeier authors and runs the center’s non-partisan political news site, Smart Politics. His research and reporting is featured and cited several hundred times each year in national and local broadcast, print, and digital news outlets such as Congressional Quarterly, National Journal, NBC News, POLITICO, Time, and the Washington Post.

In The Media

A Smart Politics column by researcher Eric Ostermeier, regarding the retirement of House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wisconsin, was republished by Urban Milwaukee. 

Urban Milwaukee
April 20, 2018

Research Fellow Eric Ostermeier is quoted in this story about the Republican Party's chances in the November midterm elections and how they are tied to President Trump's approval ratings. 

Morning Consult
April 19, 2018