Samantha Pettey

The Ballpark podcast Episode 3.5: Missouri

Share this:

In this episode of the Ballpark, we head to Missouri to investigate the state’s political landscape and why its Senate race was so heated in this midterm cycle. We also talk to experts about 2018 as the Year of the Woman, explore some fascinating research on political ideology, and talk about what we can expect from this record-setting number […]

  • Permalink Gallery

    Why we should expect gains for Democratic women in the House on November 6th

Why we should expect gains for Democratic women in the House on November 6th

Share this:

Various news outlets and researchers are saying the 2018 midterm elections will be ‘(Another) Year of the Woman’ and Midterm Election coverage continues to focus on women as a key group to watch. Samantha Pettey delves into why researchers expect such big gains by women in 2018 – which may see their representation increase to 25 percent of the […]

  • Permalink Gallery

    Term limits encourage more women to run for office in US State Legislatures

Term limits encourage more women to run for office in US State Legislatures

Share this:

If women run for office, they are just as likely to win an election as men. And yet, only 25 percent of state legislators are women. Samantha Pettey looks at what makes it more likely that women will run for office. She finds that while more women are running for office at the state level, those states with term […]

This work by LSE USAPP blog is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 Unported.