Read the perspectives of delegates to the two national conventions.
Political Science professor Carol Weissert from Michigan State University
explains what's ahead as this year's presidential and congressional campaigns
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OHIO: A PRESIDENTIAL BATTLEGROUND
Herb Asher, professor emeritus at Ohio State University, details the
political and economic factors that will play a role in Ohio politics.
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ILLINOIS' MULTIPLE PERSONALITIES
Political Scientist Lane Crothers of Illinois State University discusses
the differing viewpoints that dot Illinois's political landscape.
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