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ENCORE: Does An Idaho Candidate's Hometown Affect Their Electability?

Boise State Public Radio

This interview originally aired on Aug. 20, 2020.

In the middle of election season, it’s interesting to think about all the factors that affect a candidate’s electability. Yes, the presidential election is on everyone’s minds, especially during these weeks of the two party’s national conventions. But what about those local elections for members of congress? 

Boise State political science professor Charles Hunt just finished a manuscript for his book about one factor that plays a role: hometowns. Hunt joins Idaho Matters live to talk about his research. 

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Molly Wampler is a newsroom intern at Boise State Public Radio. Originally from Berkeley, California, she just graduated from the University of Puget Sound in Washington state. There, Molly worked for her university's newspaper but is stoked to try her hand at and learn all there is to learn about radio journalism.