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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

Research Fellow Eric Ostermeier comments in this story on President Trump's plans to campaign aggressively in Minnesota in advance of the November election. 

Washington Examiner
March 6, 2020

Research Fellow Eric Ostermeier is quoted in this story on how the Democratic race for president could affect down-ballot election contests. 

Bloomberg Government
February 20, 2020