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Politics & Elections at American University

A panel of American University political and elections experts discusses the 2010 midterm elections.

Analyzing the Election

American University experts discuss
the “shellacking.”
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Ballot Box w/American Flag in background

2010 Election:
Voter Turnout

Huge GOP victory comes
amid minor turnout increase.
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Jen Lawless of the Women & Politics Institute

Women in the
2010 Election

Jen Lawless of the Women & Politics Institute
discusses what the election means for women's
representation in the House and Senate.
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The United States Capitol Building

AU Experts:
2010 Elections

Republicans have taken control of the House
and gained seats in the Senate. What will
it mean for the Obama administration and
the country? Ask our political experts.
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Alumni for Office

Christopher Cooper, CAS/PhD '95

Christopher Cooper, CAS/PhD ’95, is one of more than 20 AU alumni running for public office this fall.

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A Capitol Experience

Ben Tingle on Capitol Hill

Senior Ben Tingle, SPA/BA '11, landed the internship of a lifetime, working on Capitol Hill for Rep. Barney Frank (D-MA).

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On Campus


College Republicans and Democrats in the News


The Youth Vote

The news media has turned to American University's College Republicans and Democrats to get perspective from young voters as the midterm election draws near.


CNN came to campus for a story on the Republican Party's efforts to reach young voters in this election.

Stephen Laudone, president of AU's College Republicans, told CNN, "Several people I know are—at the least—going to split their ticket this year, whereas in 2008 it was all Democrat. So I definitely think there's a shift."



American University student Michael Worley, the national communications director for the College Democrats of America, appeared on C-SPAN's Washington Journal to discuss the impact of the youth vote in midterm elections.

"College Democrats of America are working on our fall campaign initiative called Again 2010," said Worley. "Right now we’re mobilizing voters on college campuses across the country"