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08/20/2014

State Political Experts Gather Aug. 21 to Discuss Gubernatorial Election

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 Huffmon and four other scholars will talk about this year’s rematch between incumbent Gov. Nikki Haley and challenger Sen. Vincent Sheheen.
 The symposium, hosted by USC’s College of Arts and Sciences and the political science department, will take place from 7 - 9 p.m. in the campus room of Capstone House. The event is free and open to the public.

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Scott Huffmon
COLUMBIA, SOUTH CAROLINA – Winthrop University Professor Scott Huffmon will join other top state political science scholars Aug. 21 at the University of South Carolina to discuss the gubernatorial race.

The campaign and election is heating up and quickly becoming one of the more interesting races of 2014. Huffmon and four other scholars will talk about this year’s rematch between incumbent Gov. Nikki Haley and challenger Sen. Vincent Sheheen. They will tackle topics that include campaign issues and messaging; advertising and new media; and funding and the influence of money from out-of-state.

The symposium, hosted by the USC’s College of Arts and Sciences and the political science department, will take place from 7 - 9 p.m. in the campus room of Capstone House. The event is free and open to the public.

Charles Bierbauer, dean of USC's College of Mass Communication and Information Studies and former White House correspondent, will moderate. Other panelists are: Scott Buchanan, The Citadel; Todd Shaw, University of South Carolina; Alissa Warters, Francis Marion University; and David Woodard, Clemson University.

Don Fowler, adjunct professor and organizer of the symposium, says the event comes as voters prepare to head to the polls in 12 weeks.

For more information about the symposium, contact Robert Cox, chairman of USC's political science department, at 803/777-3109 or coxrh@mailbox.sc.edu

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