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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 is mentioned in this story on the upcoming change in Minnesota to presidential primaries rather than caucuses. 

MinnPost
April 23, 2019

Researcher Eric Ostermeier's Smart Politics blog, reprinted here, examines the results of Wisconsin's recent State Supreme Court election. 

Urban Milwaukee
April 8, 2019