For Governmental Studies Director Larry J. Sabato Releases "Virginia
July 29, 1999 -- Professor Larry J. Sabato,
founder and director of the University of Virginia Center for Governmental
Studies, has just released the latest installment of "Virginia Votes,"
his regular series of exhaustive analyses of the voting preferences,
outcomes, and implications of both Virginia elections and Virginian
voting in national elections. The present volume, the eighth in
the series, covers the election years from 1995 to 1998, including
the Gilmore gubernatorial victory in 1997, when Republicans swept
all three statewide offices. It contains extensive statistical table,
graphics and figures, and written commentary, and will be a valuable
resource to anyone concerned with current Virginia elections and
politics. The series is published by the Weldon Cooper Center for
Public Service at the University of Virginia.
J. Sabato is the Robert Kent Gooch Professor of Government and Foreign
Affairs at the University of Virginia, as well as the founder and
the U.Va. Center for Governmental Studies. At home in the classroom
and the anchor booth alike, Sabato has written nineteen books including
"Toward the Millennium: The Elections of 1996," the first volume
on the 1996 presidential and congressional campaigns; "Dirty Little
Secrets: The Persistence of Corruption in Politics;" and "Feeding
Frenzy: How Attack Journalism Has Transformed American Politics."
He is also the author of the eight-volume "Virginia Votes" series
chronicling all state elections, and many articles on national and
Center for Governmental Studies was founded in 1998 by Larry Sabato
at the University of Virginia as a non-partisan, public-interest
center with the twin missions of advancing political education and
encouraging political reform. The Center sponsors and actively directs
many programs designed to increase the quality of American political
activity and the political engagement of American citizens, including
the Governor's Project; the Annual National Post-Election Conference
Series; the National Symposium Series; and the Youth Leadership
Initiative, a multi-faceted program designed to foster informed
political engagement in young citizens in schools across the nation.
order copies of "Virginia Votes 1995-1998," contact the Weldon Cooper
Center for Public Service at (804) 982-5522.
Alex Theodoridis, (804) 243-8468