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Franklin & Marshall professor will speak about the 2008 elections

G. Terry Madonna, professor of public affairs and director of the Center for Politics and Public Affairs at Franklin & Marshall College, will present “The 2008 Election: Who Will Win the War to Control the White House and Congress?” at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 1 in Oechsle Hall room 224.

The presentation is sponsored by Robert B. & Helen S. Meyner Center for the Study of State & Local Government, the Department of Government & Law, and Kirby Government & Law Society. It is free and open to the public.
For more than 30 years, Madonna has taught and written about the American presidency, American political parties, and political behavior.

In his presentation, Madonna will give his analysis and predictions for next year’s election. Students are strongly encouraged to bring questions for Madonna.

In 1992, Madonna founded the Keystone Poll, the oldest survey produced exclusively in Pennsylvania. He serves as the pollster for The Philadelphia Daily News, The Harrisburg Patriot News, WGAL-TV (Lancaster), The Pittsburgh Tribune Review, and WTAE-TV (Pittsburgh).

Madonna has also provided analysis to The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Los Angeles Times, The Wall Street Journal, U.S.A. Today, Philadelphia Inquirer, Philadelphia Daily News, The Pittsburgh Tribune Review, The Christian Science Monitor, National Public Radio, CNN, ABC News, and CBS News. He has appeared on CNN’s Inside Politics, CBS News, ABC News, C-Span, and NBC News.

Madonna hosts a weekly statewide news and commentary program entitled Pennsylvania Newsmakers and writes a bi-weekly political commentary column, “Politically Uncorrected,” for, the state’s leading political website.

Madonna holds a Ph.D. in political history from the University of Delaware. He joined the faculty at Franklin & Marshall in 2004 and previously served as professor and chair of the government department at Millersville University.

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