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Trump reelection bid: IU experts available to comment

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — Former President Donald Trump has announced that he is running for president in 2024 after he failed to secure a second term in the 2020 election against current President Joe Biden. Trump’s announcement comes amid several ongoing investigations into his business practices, as well as a House Committee investigation into the Jan. 6 Capitol attack.

Indiana University political science and legal experts are available to comment on what the midterm election results say about Trump’s chances, how the Republican Party might react and whether any of the ongoing investigations could impact his presidential bid. 

For more information, contact Barbara Brosher at bbrosher@iu.edu or 812-855-1175.

Aaron Dusso
IUPUI

Aaron Dusso

Department of Political Science, School of Liberal Arts

Aaron Dusso is an associate professor and chair of the Department of Political Science in the School of Liberal Arts. His work focuses primarily on the political psychology of electoral behavior, with an emphasis on the Big Five personality traits, authoritarianism, civic aptitude and correct voting. His secondary focus is on organized interests, lobbying and influence.

Expertise

U.S. politics, voting and elections, public opinion, lobbying.

Marjorie Hershey
IU Bloomington

Marjorie Hershey

Political Science

Marjorie Hershey has written extensively on political parties and campaigns, including the ways in which media interpret election results. She has written four books (one in its 17th edition) and several dozen articles in professional journals. Her most recent work is on party activists and also on media coverage of the Trump campaign and presidency.

Expertise

Elections, political party organizations, party identification, media coverage of elections, campaign finance.

Gerard Magliocca
IUPUI

Gerard Magliocca

McKinney School of Law

Gerard N. Magliocca is the Samuel R. Rosen Professor at the IU Robert H. McKinney School of Law. He is one of the nation’s leading experts on Section 3 of the 14th Amendment and is the author of five books on constitutional law. 

Expertise

Torts, constitutional law, intellectual property, legal history, admiralty.

Steven Webster
IU Bloomington

Steven Webster

Department of Political Science

Steven Webster, an assistant professor of political science at IU Bloomington, focuses his research on the role of anger in American politics. His book, “American Rage: How Anger Shapes Our Politics,” was published in 2020 by Cambridge University Press. He has also written extensively on the growth of “negative partisanship” in the American electorate, as well as the growing amount of polarization between Democrats and Republicans.

Expertise

Anger and politics, polarization, voting behavior, public opinion.

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