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Samuel Workman

Public Policy Professor, Data & Statistical Consultant, West Virginian

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Samuel Workman

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In the wake of the Senate runoff races in Georgia on January 5th, attention is quickly turning to the legislative branch’s new politics and what it means for public policy. The election saw Democrats Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff replace Republicans Kelly Loeffler and David Perdue, respectively. The election, along with Vice President Kamala Harris’ tie-breaking vote in the Senate, gives Democrats unified control of the Congress for the first time since 2014.

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Democrats, Surprisingly(?), Gravitate to a Democrat

Samuel Workman

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On Tuesday evening, I was invited to go on the OU Nightly’s broadcast to talk about issue politics, the Democratic presidential primary, and what this means moving forward. It was the second television interview I’ve done in my career. (The first was when a former student, Paul Benefiel at UT Austin, ended up on the Colbert Report after some actions inspired by my GOV310 course - the local news came calling.) Host Lindsey Gibbs was kind, easy to respond to (that’s a thing in an…

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