In the Media

In this story, Research Fellow Eric Ostermeier provided an interesting tidbit about former President George H.W. Bush and his obsession with mentioning broccoli in many of his speeches—about 70 times during his presidency. "He absolutely hated [broccoli], and the media loved that he hated it."

Mental Floss
January 6, 2023

Professor Larry Jacobs was interviewed for this story on the role of U.S. Rep. Tom Emmer, a Minnesota Republican, whose main job as the House Majority Whip is to line up the votes needed by Rep. Kevin McCarthy in his bid to become House Speaker.  

MinnPost
January 6, 2023

Professor Larry Jacobs is quoted in this editorial on the increasing number of uncontested races on the ballot in Minnesota, particularly at the local level. 

Star Tribune
November 16, 2022

Professor Larry Jacobs is quoted in this story analyzing U.S. Rep. Angie Craig's re-election victory in Minnesota's 2nd Congressional District.

MinnPost
November 10, 2022

Columnist Jennifer Brooks interviewed adjunct faculty member Jennifer Morrell, who teaches in the School’s election administration program, for this commentary. 

 

Star Tribune
November 9, 2022

Professor Larry Jacobs was quoted in this column discussing whether the United States holds too many elections, which could contribute to low voter turnout.

New York Times
November 7, 2022