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WBIR Interview Associate Director Dr. Katie Cahill


Associate Director of the Baker Center Dr. Katie Cahill has done three interviews over the past month with WBIR in a run-up to the recent Primary elections.

The first is an interview on Tennessee’s low voter turnout. In the 2014 midterm elections, Tennessee was 40th in voter registration and dead-last in voter turnout with less than a third of all registered voters actually casting a vote. The Baker Center’s Dr. Katie Cahill and research assistant Ricky Goyette are currently gathering data for each county to paint a better picture on how to fix these problems. For more information, check out this interview with Associate Director Dr. Katie Cahill discussing voting statistics in Tennessee. The interview and article can be found here

The second in an interview which discusses the effectiveness of negative political ads on voters and the overall reaction to negative ads. The interview and article can be found here

The third interview focuses on the record amount of spending in Tennessee by the gubernatorial candidates leading up to the primary, with more than $50 million being spent. The interview and article can be found here


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