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Rutgers Expert Available to Discuss COVID-19 Election Impact

13-Mar-2020 11:20 AM EDT, by Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Rutgers political science expert Ross Baker is available to discuss how the coronavirus may impact the 2020 presidential election.

“Democrats need to push a counter-narrative to the head-in-the-sand line adopted by the president and to heap praise on those civil servants fighting the virus whom Trump has condemned as the ‘deep state,’” said Baker, a Distinguished Professor of political science at Rutgers University–New Brunswick and an expert on U.S. politics. “The weak and confused response to the coronavirus by the administration is the blockbuster issue in the 2020 campaign.”

Baker is a former research associate at the Brookings Institution who has served as a consultant and resident scholar for Democrats in the House and Senate.

He can be reached at rosbaker@polisci.rutgers.edu.

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