ASC Faculty Lecture addresses upcoming election

(10-13-2010)

Democrats or republicans, liberal or conservative, the upcoming elections may tip the balance in another direction. The Adams State College Fall 2010 Faculty Lecture "The 2010 Midterm Elections: Continuity or Change", by Dr. Stephen Roberds, associate professor of government, starts at 7 p.m. Wednesday, October 27, in Porter Hall (the science building) room 130.

The 2010 midterm congressional elections promise to be dramatic and are of great importance. For the past two years President Obama has had a Congress controlled by democratic majorities in both houses. Should the democrats lose one or both houses in November Obama will find it quite difficult to continue his agenda. Republicans promise to block Obama's policy proposals, cut taxes and spending, and replace a liberal agenda with one much more conservative. In this presentation Roberds will discuss congressional election theory and data with a focus on the 2010 elections. Will 2010 be a year marked by some new electoral behavior or will it be consistent with previous midterm elections? Will democrats lose control of one or both houses? And most important-why or why not?

All talks are free and the public is invited. Complimentary light refreshments will be offered. For further information on the series of lectures, contact Dr. Robert Astalos, associate professor of physics, at 719-587-7821, or by email: rjastalos@adams.edu.