Daily Briefing - Tuesday, November 2, 2010

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Mike Bocian is a principal at Greenberg Quinlan Rosner and serves as pollster and strategist for gubernatorial, senate, congressional, state legislative and mayoral campaigns. With 15 years of experience, he also works for party committees, corporate clients, and issue advocacy groups, specializing in energy, environment, and conservation. In 2008, Bocian helped Democrats win a sweep in New Mexico, and has led polling for many successful ballot initiatives.

Shaun Bowler received his Ph.D from Washington University, St. Louis and joined the University of California Riverisde faculty in 1989 and is Interim Chair of the Department of Political Science. Professor Bowler’s research interests include comparative electoral systems and voting behavior. His work examines the relationship between institutional arrangements and voter choice in a variety of settings ranging from the Republic of Ireland to California’s initiative process. Professor Bowler is the author of Demanding Choices: Opinion Voting and Direct Democracy with Todd Donovan.

Harold Meyerson is Editor-at-Large and chief political writer of The American Prospect, and a regular columnist for the Washington Post, the LA Times, and numerous other publications. Last year Atlantic Monthly named Harold Meyerson to their list of the most influential commentators in the nation, those who shape the national debate.