In the Shadow of National Politics: Subnational Elections & Issues

Session DescriptionThis session will examine the nationalization of state elections by focusing on the increasing correlation between electoral results for federal and state offices in Minnesota. Further, the relative contribution of contest-level (local) and national factors in recent Minnesota State Senate Elections will be assessed. The presentation will conclude with an exploration of the implications of nationalization on state and local policy outputs and outcomes.

Session Information: Tuesday, February 22, 2022, 10:00-11:40 a.m. This is a live-streamed, online program. Registrants will receive information by email to access the program. The actual Join URL will be sent out to registrants two business days prior to the session. If you have not received it by then, please contact the Selim Center ( immediately.

Session Educator: Professor Timothy Lynch teaches courses in American politics and research methods in the University of St. Thomas Political Science Department. His research focuses on understanding the influence of institutions, elites, and identities on political behavior and representation. He has published several articles on the relationship between gender stereotypes, candidate campaign strategies, and individual vote choice in outlets including American Politics Research, Politics & Gender, and Politics, Groups, and Identities. Additionally, he has published two articles in Congress & the Presidency that examined the electoral prospects of U.S. Senate appointees.

Fee for the session: $15.00 per person (There are also discounted packages available by day and by single session- see the store page for more details.)

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