January 20, 2016 @ 12:00 am - March 9, 2016 @ 11:59 amFree
Despite efforts to standardize and simplify them, the 2016 Presidential primaries are getting interesting! New GOP rules, designed to avoid divisive primary battles through early “winner take all” contests, may actually benefit an insurgent candidate over establishment standard–bearers. Under pressure from the DNC, Texas Democrats will conduct their first stand-alone primary election, as delegates were chosen by caucus before the institution of the unique hybrid process known as “the Texas Two-Step” in 1976.
Primary season kicks off with the Iowa caucuses on February 1, and the Texas primaries yield the richest trove of delegates among the dozen states holding contests on Super Tuesday, March 1. Dr. Richard Murray will guide Seminar subscribers through the primary process with an informed perspective and plausible predictions.
Dr. Richard Murray is the Bob Lanier Professor of Urban Public Policy and director of surveying for the Center for Public Policy at the University of Houston, where an endowed scholarship in his name was established in 2008.