Delve into the enduring influence of Donald Trump in the Republican primary, President Joe Biden’s economic record and the impact of social issues such as abortion in the 2024 election season in this discussion hosted by the USC Dornsife Center for the Political Future (CPF).
Moderated by CPF Director Bob Shrum and Co-Director Mike Murphy, the panel explores the power of perception regarding crime, homelessness and immigration, as well as their potential sway on voter behavior. Dissecting crucial election-related topics, the discussion also touches on media influence and key concerns surrounding the U.S. economy.
Panelists include CPF fellow Addisu Demissie, principal and founder of 50+1 Strategies; Arnon Mishkin, political analyst and director of the Fox News Election Decision Team; Mike Schmuhl, chairman of the Indiana Democratic Party; and Betty Yee, former California State Controller and Board of Equalization member.
Who Will Benefit
– Voters seeking insights on 2024 candidates and top party concerns
– Those interested in further understanding the factors that shape election outcomes and the nuances of political campaigns
– Political science students looking to gain knowledge about the complexities of election dynamics
About Our Featured Faculty
Robert “Bob” Shrum is the director of the USC Center for the Political Future and the Carmen H. and Louis Warschaw Chair in Practical Politics at USC Dornsife. A legendary political strategist, he was described as “the most sought-after consultant in the Democratic Party,” by The Atlantic Monthly. He was the strategist in over 25 winning U.S. Senate campaigns, eight successful campaigns for governor, successful campaigns for mayors in major American cities, and numerous campaigns for Congress and other statewide offices. His numerous clients included Edward Kennedy, Joe Biden, John Glenn, and Barbara Mikulski, David Dinkins and Tom Bradley — and John Kerry and Al Gore in their presidential races. Overseas, his clients included Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak, the British Labour Party, the Prime Minister of Ireland, and the Presidents of Colombia and Bolivia.
Mike Murphy is the co-director of the USC Center for the Political Future. Murphy is one of the Republican Party’s most successful political media consultants, having handled strategy and advertising for more than 26 successful gubernatorial and senatorial campaigns. His record in helping Republicans win Democratic states is unmatched by any other GOP consultant. Murphy has been called a “media master” by Fortune magazine, the GOP’s “hottest media consultant” by Newsweek, and the leader of a “new breed” of campaign consultants by Congressional Quarterly. He is a widely known political pundit, appearing frequently on NBC, CNN and NPR. Previously, he served as a regular on the Meet the Press political roundtable and wrote the “Murphy’s Law” column for TIME Magazine.