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July 3, 2015

Academics Say Higher Education Prepared Them for Higher Office

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Economics professor Brat said his 20-minute stump speeches played well with voters because they recognized his genuine concern. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)

When sociology professor John Trammell ran for Congress in 2014, he was “amazed” by how well prepared he was to be a politician.

Public speaking, prolific writing, research, the internal politics of higher education and the experience of being critiqued through peer review — all were skills applicable both in the ivory tower and in politics.

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December 17, 2014

McSally Win Gives Republicans Another House Seat (Updated)

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McSally is a Republican from Arizona. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call File Photo)

Updated 1:14 p.m. | Republican Martha McSally has officially defeated Rep. Ron Barber, D-Ariz., after a protracted recount in the Tucson-based 2nd District reaffirmed her lead.

MsSally won the seat by 167 votes, picking up six votes after the recount, according to elections officials. Full story

December 16, 2014

Exit Interview: John Barrow Laments Hyper-Partisan Congress

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Barrow lost re-election in November. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)

Defeating Georgia Rep. John Barrow, the last white House Democrat in the Deep South, may have been one of the House GOP’s biggest feats in last month’s near sweep of the 2014 elections.

In an exclusive exit interview with CQ Roll Call Thursday — hours before Barrow’s final vote of his decade-long Capitol Hill career — he did not rule out a future bid. Full story

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