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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 about the number of women running for political office in Minnesota this year. 

Star Tribune
August 18, 2018

Research Fellow Eric Ostermeier is quoted in this story looking at the odds of large Republican losses in the November mid-term election. 

The Hill
August 17, 2018