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University Of Virginia Experts On Political Campaigning

October 25, 2000 -- Note to reporters and editors: Here are some fresh voices for the final days of the 2000 campaign season.

James Ceaser, professor of government and foreign affairs, is an expert on American political institutions and processes, especially, the process of selecting a president. The author of "Reforming the Reforms" and "Presidential Selection," he can be reached at (804) 924-7903, or at jwc2g@virginia.edu.

Paul Freedman, assistant professor of government and foreign affairs, is an expert on public opinion, polling, and campaign advertising. Current research includes a study of the use of negative advertising in political campaigns and an analysis of the Virginia race for the U.S. Senate. Freedman will be an analyst for ABC News on election night. He can be reached at (804) 924-1372, or at freedman@virginia.edu.

Sidney Milkis, professor of government and foreign policy, is an expert on the presidency, political parties and politics and history. His books include "The American Presidency: Origins and Development, 1776-1998," "Presidential Greatness," and "Political Parties and Constitutional Government: Remaking American Democracy." He can be reached at (804) 924-3037, or at smm8e@virginia.edu.

William Wood, director, Thomas C. Sorensen Institute for Political Leadership at the University of Virginia. The institute is a non-partisan center that trains aspiring political leaders in public policy, ethics and campaigning. Wood, a longtime political reporter who also served as editorial page editor of The (Norfolk) Virginian-Pilot, can be reached at (804) 982-5698, or at whw9q@virginia.edu.

Contact: Charlotte Crystal, (804) 924-6858

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