Politics & Policy

The 2022 Midterms: Predictions, Hopes and Fears

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As the 2022 midterm elections near, concerns over the divided U.S. Senate continue to grow. Issues such as COVID-19 mask mandates, inflation and redistricting remain some of the most pressing political matters that are splitting political pundits.

In this seminar from the USC Dornsife Center for the Political Future (CPF), top experts from politics, government, media and academia discuss their predictions for the 2022 political landscape. As part of the CPF’s annual Warschaw Conference, the panel features David Chalian (vice president of political coverage and political director of CNN); Ron Christie (political analyst at BBC World News and Fall 2019 CPF fellow); Chris Matthews (former political commentator and former host of Hardball With Chris Matthews); Jessica Millan Patterson (chairwoman of the California Republican Party). The discussion is moderated by Elex Michaelson, host of The Issue Is and co-anchor at FOX 11 News.

Who Will Benefit

– Those seeking 2022 midterm elections predictions
– Policy makers assessing the public opinion of political frontrunners
– Those who want to further understand the pressing political issues ahead of 2022 elections

About Our Featured Faculty

Ron Christie, fall 2019 fellow for the USC Center for the Political Future, is founder and CEO of Christie Strategies LLC, a full-service communications and issues management firm in Washington, D.C. He is also the author of several books including: Acting White: The Curious History of a Racial Slur, Blackwards: How Black Leadership Is Returning America to the Days of Separate But Equal, and Black in the White House. Christie is a veteran senior advisor of both the White House and the Congress, bringing years of government relations experience. Most recently, Christie served as vice president of Navigators LLC – a full service strategic consulting and communications firm. He also has served as executive vice president and director of global government affairs at Ruder Finn and Of Counsel at the DC law firm of Patton Boggs, LLP. From 2002 to 2004, he was acting director of USA Freedom Corps and special assistant to President George W. Bush. He began service at the White House in 2001 as deputy assistant to Vice President Dick Cheney for domestic policy, advising the vice president on policy initiatives in health care, budget, tax and other policy areas. Prior to joining the vice president’s staff, he briefly served as counsel to U.S. Sen. George Allen (R-VA). He also served as senior advisor to former House Budget Committee Chairman John Kasich (R-OH) from 1992-1999.