Unopposed Local Elections on the Rise
  • Jun 26, 2017 11:00 pm
  • 15:18 mins

Guest: Melissa Marschall, PhD, Professor of Political Science, Rice University, Director of the Center for Local Elections in American Politics (LEAP) of Rice University’s Kinder Institute for Urban Research The city of Provo, Utah is having a mayoral election this year. The two-term mayor is not running for re-election, so the field is wide open and eight candidates are running in the nonpartisan race. Based on some new research, that’s fairly unusual. The study looked at six different states over the last 15 years and found that half the time, the mayoral elections went uncontested, with only one candidate. It seems that unopposed mayoral elections are becoming more and more frequent.

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Guest: Danielle Ofri, MD, Associate Professor of Medicine, New York University, Editor-in-Chief of the Bellevue Literary Review and the Author of “What Patients Say, What Doctors Hear” The US Senate is expected to vote on its own version of a plan to replace Obamacare this week. The plan crafted by Senate Republicans bears a lot of similarity to what House Republicans passed several weeks ago. Major physician groups including the American Medical Association and the American Academy of Pediatrics have expressed concern that the Republican proposals will make healthcare in the US worse.  Dr. Danielle Ofri recently published an Op-Ed in the New York Times encouraging health professionals to take a side in the healthcare debate and call their members of Congress.

Guest: Danielle Ofri, MD, Associate Professor of Medicine, New York University, Editor-in-Chief of the Bellevue Literary Review and the Author of “What Patients Say, What Doctors Hear” The US Senate is expected to vote on its own version of a plan to replace Obamacare this week. The plan crafted by Senate Republicans bears a lot of similarity to what House Republicans passed several weeks ago. Major physician groups including the American Medical Association and the American Academy of Pediatrics have expressed concern that the Republican proposals will make healthcare in the US worse.  Dr. Danielle Ofri recently published an Op-Ed in the New York Times encouraging health professionals to take a side in the healthcare debate and call their members of Congress.