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Herrett Forum Speaker Series

April 13, 2021

07:30 PM - 08:30 PM

Zoom Meeting

Herrett Forum Speaker Series presents:
Decline and Dysfunction: The US Senate since 1980
Marc Johnson
Marc C. Johnson has worked as a broadcast journalist, a top aide to Cecil D. Andrus, Idaho’s longest serving governor, and a public affairs and crisis communications consultant.
Marc spent nearly 25 years in various capacities with Gallatin Public Affairs, including serving as the firm’s president and the long-time managing partner of the Idaho office.
A student of political history, Marc writes and speaks regularly on political history with particular focus on the New Deal era, U.S. Senate history and the America presidency. He lives on the north coast of Oregon.
Marc C. Johnson’s new book, Tuesday Nigh Massacre: Four Senate Elections and the Radicalisation of the Republican Party (University of Oklahoma Press), looks at the 1980 defeat of Idahos’ Frank Church, South Dakota’s George McGovern, John Culver of Iowa, and Birch Bayh of Indiana, and tells the story of the beginnings of the divisive partisanship that warped the culture of bipartisanship, and has since become a constant feature of American politics. The turnover of these seats not only allowed Republicans to gain control of the Senate for the first time since 1954, but also fundamentally altered the conduct of American politics.
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For more information contact the Herrett Centre at 208-732-6655
April 13, 2021
07:30 PM - 08:30 PM
Zoom Meeting
Herrett Center
(208) 732-6655