Boston College Expert: Presidential Candidate Ted Cruz
KAY LEHMAN SCHLOZMAN
BOSTON COLLEGE MOAKLEY PROFESSOR OF POLITICAL SCIENCE
Kay Lehman Schlozman is the Moakley Professor of Political Science whose principal research focus is citizen participation in American politics. She also has expertise in broad areas of American political life; parties and elections, interest groups, voting and public opinion, political movements, money in politics, and the gender gap in citizen political activity. Professor Schlozman is the co-author of five books including her most recent, The Unheavenly Chorus: Unequal Political Voice and the Broken Promise of American Democracy (Princeton University Press, 2012). She is also the editor of Elections in America and was the chair of the American Political Science Association's section on Elections, Public Opinion and Voting Behavior.
“If Ted Cruz were actually to become president, then we would have an interesting sequence and symmetry in which an African-American Democratic senator with little political experience became president against all odds – everyone was saying it couldn’t be done – and a Republican Latino senator with little political experience becoming the first Latino president. But there’s a long way between an announcement for president and actually being president.”
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