The general results of the 2010 midterm election differed greatly from the outcome of the 2008 presidential election. One constant was the use of University of Missouri–St. Louis political scientists to make sense of it all. Terry Jones, David Kimball and Dave Robertson conducted numerous interviews with the news media on national, state and local election topics.

The trio’s efforts led to quotes on “CBS Evening News with Katie Couric,” The Washington Times, KSDK (Channel 5), KMOV (Channel 4), KTVI (Channel 2), St. Louis Public Radio | 90.7 FM, KMOX (1120 AM), KTRS (550 AM), St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Kansas City (Missouri) Star, Belleville (Illinois) News-Democrat and St. Louis Beacon. Several interviews with the Associated Press led to appearances on broadcast news Web sites and in newspapers throughout Missouri, including the Springfield News-Leader, News Tribune in Jefferson City, Columbia Missourian and Columbia Daily Tribune.

On the night of the election, each of the faculty members provided analysis for local TV news broadcasts as results were revealed, including Robertson on KSDK, Kimball on KMOV and Jones on KETC (Channel 9). Robertson and Kimball repeated their respective roles the following morning.

Major topics covered by the political scientists included the Blunt/Carnahan Senate race, Carnahan/Martin Congressional race, Missouri losing its status as a bellwether state and high voter turnout for the midterm election.

Additional broadcast clips of 2010 midterm election coverage featuring Jones, Kimball and Robertson can streamed on UMSL’s YouTube site:

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Ryan Heinz

Ryan Heinz