Policy Forum

Election 2006: A Look Back and Forward

November 9, 2006 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM EST


Featuring John Samples, Director, Center for Representative Government, the Cato Institute; Michael McDonald, Visiting Fellow, Brookings Institution; James Pinkerton, Columnist, Newsday; and Lou Jacobson, Deputy Editor, Roll Call

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The national election of 2006 may mark a partial or complete partisan change in the control of Congress. At the same time, incumbents are likely to enjoy a high rate of re‐​election. Does 2006 mark revitalization of American democracy marked by vigorous electoral competition nationally and in the states? Or is 2006 just a closely fought struggle that may yield a narrow majority for one of the political parties? Please join the editors of the new book, The Marketplace of Democracy: Electoral Competition and American Politics along with two leading political analysts to discuss the outcomes and implications of Election 2006.