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Source: University of Western Ontario

Western hosts U.S. Midterm Election forum

November 6, 2006

What impact will the fallout of the United States senate election have on the remaining two years of President George W. Bush's mandate? And the War in Iraq? Or the 2008 Presidential Election?

These questions look to be answered as The Centre for American Studies at The University of Western Ontario presents a forum on the 2006 U.S. midterm election Wednesday, November 8 from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. in Room 142, University College. The midterm election is set for Tuesday, November 7.

Panelists include Don Abelson, Peter Ferguson, Rob MacDougall, John McDougall (Department of Political Science) and Aldona Sendzikas (Department of History).

Ferguson, the event organizer, says, "This election is unusual due to the importance voters are attaching to foreign policy, particularly the Iraq war. While midterm elections are usually fought over domestic issues, particularly economic performance, this election seems to have turned into a referendum on the Bush administration's policy in Iraq. There is a widespread expectation that the Democrats will regain control of the House of Representatives."

The event is open to the general public and questions from the audience are encouraged.

For more information or expert commentary, contact Peter Ferguson at 519-661-2111, ext 82236 (office) or 519-438-4524 (home).

MEDIA CONTACT: Jeff Renaud, Media Relations Officer, 519-661-2111, ext 85165,



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