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Defying the Odds

Defying the Odds
New book about the 2016 election.

Tuesday, June 16, 2020

COVID-19 and the Montana Senate Race

In Defying the Odds, we discuss state and congressional elections as well as the presidential race.  Lindsay Wise at The Wall Street Journal:
The pandemic’s arrival on the heels of Mr. Bullock’s Senate launch meant that traditional candidate rallies and meet-and-greets haven’t been an option for him. So far, the governor’s forays onto the campaign trail have consisted of little more than a few Zoom meetings with county Democrats and virtual fundraisers.
But with frequent news conferences on coronavirus, Mr. Bullock is commanding much more local media attention than his Republican rival, incumbent Sen. Steve Daines. David Parker, chairman of Montana State University’s political science department, found that the number of local news articles mentioning Mr. Bullock jumped from 184 in February to 809 in March, while Mr. Daines’s mentions remained almost the same.