Senate Race Is No Done Deal

Sherry Bebitch Jeffe & Doug Jeffe
Sherry Bebitch Jeffe, Professor of the Practice of Public Policy Communication, Sol Price School of Public Policy and Doug Jeffe, Communications and Public Affairs Strategist

The “conventional wisdom” has California’s Attorney General Kamala Harris all but sworn in as Senator Barbara Boxer’s successor.  Not so fast. Harris is off to a good start. By stepping out first and unhesitantly, the Attorney General has garnered a lot of endorsements and media coverage.   She has attained “front runner” status in the eyes […]

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A Tail of Two Politicians

Sherry Bebitch Jeffe & Doug Jeffe
Sherry Bebitch Jeffe, Professor of the Practice of Public Policy Communication, Sol Price School of Public Policy and Doug Jeffe, Communications and Public Affairs Strategist

“If you want a friend in Washington,” Harry Truman once famously said, “get a dog.” That doesn’t always work out in politics. Ask Mitt Romney. But when it does it, it can do more for a politician than a lapel full of flag pins. Ask California Governor Jerry Brown; he proved that can work in […]

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Is Hardball A Felony?

Sherry Bebitch Jeffe & Doug Jeffe
Sherry Bebitch Jeffe, Professor of the Practice of Public Policy Communication, Sol Price School of Public Policy and Doug Jeffe, Communications and Public Affairs Strategist

Politics is not inherently a criminal enterprise, but you’d never know it by the headlines. Texas Governor Rick Perry’s indictment in Texas is another example of a political prosecution that seeks to criminalize common political behavior. Perry has been charged with “abuse of official capacity” (maximum sentence 99 years) and “coercion of a public servant” […]

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Ten Defining Moments that will Shape Election Outcome

Sherry Bebitch Jeffe & Doug Jeffe
Sherry Bebitch Jeffe, Professor of the Practice of Public Policy Communication, Sol Price School of Public Policy and Doug Jeffe, Communications and Public Affairs Strategist

Forget all those political ads.  Forget the SuperPACs.  Forget the rallies and stump speeches. Forget the talking heads.   In the ten weeks leading up to the 2012 Presidential Election, the outcome is likely to be shaped by ten defining moments: 10.  Governor Chris Christie’s keynote address to the GOP convention will undoubtedly lay out the […]

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