Christopher Cooper

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    Southern Democrats’ split with Republicans over Confederate symbols is more recent than you might think. 

Southern Democrats’ split with Republicans over Confederate symbols is more recent than you might think. 

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Following the recent police killing of George Floyd, recent months have seen Confederate monuments and symbols removed from public display in parts of the Southern US and elsewhere. And while Southern Republicans generally oppose Democrats who are pushing for these changes, this is a relatively recent development, argue Christopher A. Cooper and co-authors. By analysing public opinion data, they find that up until the 1990s, there […]

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    Mark Meadows’ departure has opened the door for a unique Republican runoff election in North Carolina’s 11th District.

Mark Meadows’ departure has opened the door for a unique Republican runoff election in North Carolina’s 11th District.

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While the US presidential primary race is all but over, primary elections for down ballot races continue. Christopher A. Cooper takes a close look at the Republican primary for North Carolina’s 11th Congressional District. He writes that the departure of former Representative Mark Meadows to be President Trump’s Chief of Staff has led to an unusual race to replace […]

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    Governors tend to appoint Senators who most resemble voters in the state, rather than ideologues.

Governors tend to appoint Senators who most resemble voters in the state, rather than ideologues.

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For over a century, state governors have had the power to appoint US Senators to vacant seats, a power which runs against the idea of Senators as being democratic representatives. But do governors appoint those with similar ideologies to themselves? In new research which reviewed senate candidates considered by governors to fill vacancies, Christopher Cooper, H. Gibbs Knotts, and […]

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    North Carolina’s close Senate race is a puzzling election in a purple state.

North Carolina’s close Senate race is a puzzling election in a purple state.

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At the beginning of North Carolina’s Senate race many commentators were quick to discount the incumbent Democrat Senator, Kay Hagan’s chance of victory. Christopher Cooper writes that while the policies coming out of the Tar Heel state have been moving to the right, it still remains a purple state. He argues that Hagan’s Republican challenger, Thom Tillis’, connections with […]

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