Wright on the California Governor Recall Election on CBS San Francisco

Friday, Aug 27, 2021

Lauren Wright brought her political science expertise to KPIX5's conversation about the role of women voters in the recall election of California Governor Gavin Newsom, and continued the discussion of polling and expected outcome as the election day deadline approached.

Even when we’re talking about really offensive remarks for the for the most part, most Republican voters, including Republican women, will let their partisanship lead and that will dictate their vote....It is absolutely smart, whether it’s a stopgap or a solid strategy heading into September 14 to bring up the weaknesses and controversies surrounding potential Republican opponents.

A lot of Republicans, even if they’re diehard GOP members, realize that this is an uphill battle and he’s [Elder] certainly not a mainstream figure; he’s not a fixture of republican party politics.

Lauren A. Wright is Associate Research Scholar and Lecturer in Politics and Public Affairs at Princeton University at Princeton University,  where she teaches courses on The Presidency and Executive Power, Women and Politics, and Political Communication, and she is a CSDP faculty associate. Star Power: American Democracy in the Age of the Celebrity Candidate(link is external) (Routledge 2019) identifies and measures the attributes of celebrities that make them well-equipped to win campaigns and yet poorly prepared to govern effectively. Wright is a frequent guest political analyst and has appeared on CNN, C-SPAN, Fox News, and MSNBC.