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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

Researcher Eric Ostermeier comments in this story on the success of the Democratic Party in the midterm election, and whether it's likely to continue in 2020.  

MinnPost
December 21, 2018

Research Fellow Eric Ostermeier is interviewed for this story recounting previous incidents when an election needed to be redone, in the wake of a possible do-over in a North Carolina race. 

Politico Magazine
December 18, 2018