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Prof. Christian Potholm featured in USA Today and on Public Radio

Story posted September 18, 2008

Christian Potholm, DeAlva Stanwood Alexander Professor of Government, has recently been tapped by two high-profile media outlets to provide commentary on Maine politics.

In USA Today

Potholm is is quoted in the September 19, 2008, edition of USA Today.

Christian Potholm

The article, "In Maine, Collins an Elusive Target for Democrats," examines the race between incumbent Republican Senator Susan Collins and challenger Democrat Congressman Tom Allen '67, noting that a recent poll shows Collins ahead by 19 points.

Commenting on the public's perception of Collins, Potholm told USA Today that voters "don't believe that Susan Collins is a lapdog for Bush," and added: "Unless Bush were to bomb Portland between now and the election, I don't think that argument could get any traction."

Read the USA Today article here.


Potholm was also the invited guest of The Leonard Lopate Show on New York City's public radio station, WNYC, the flagship station of National Public Radio.

The 15-minute interview, broadcast Wednesday, September 17, 2008, covered a variety of topics, including why the Obama campaign believes it can count on Maine, why a visit from Gov. Sarah Palin to the state's second district might strike a resonant chord, as well as the race between Collins and Allen.

Potholm also discussed Maine's paper industry and the state of lobster fishing.

Listen to the interview here.

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