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Post-midterm politics is topic, Dec. 13

"The Midterm Elections of 2006 and the Future of American Politics" is the topic of a lecture set for 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 13, in 6 Friend Center.

Andrew Busch, professor of government at Claremont McKenna College, will examine the November midterm elections and outline the possible consequences for American politics. "Historically, American midterm elections not only have usually hurt the president's party in Congress, but have often laid the groundwork for major electoral and policy change," he writes.

Busch is the author or co-author of nine books on American elections and presidential politics, including "Red Over Blue: The 2004 Elections and American Politics," co-written with James Ceaser; "Reagan's Victory: The 1980 Presidential Election and the Rise of the Right"; and "Horses in Midstream: U.S. Midterm Elections and Their Consequences, 1894-1998."

The event is presented by the James Madison Program in American Ideals and Institutions as part of its "America's Founding and Future" lecture series.

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