Two of Florida's most prominent political commentators, Susan MacManus and Dan Smith, will discuss the results and implications of the 2018 midterm election at the Bob Graham Center on Tuesday, Nov. 13 at 6 p.m. in Pugh Hall Ocora.
Susan MacManus is a distinguished professor emeritus at USF and is a member of the Bob Graham Center Council of Advisors. For the last several election cycles, she has served as political analyst for WFLA News Channel 8. Since 2008, she has been a featured columnist on sayfiereview.com—a widely read Florida-based political website. WFLA TV’s weekly program, Road to the White House, on which MacManus appeared as a panelist was nominated for a Suncoast Emmy award in 2008. She has appeared on every major broadcast and cable television and radio network and been interviewed by major newspapers in Florida, the U.S., and abroad. She is Florida’s most-quoted political scientist.
Daniel Smith is professor and chair of the Department of Political Science at the University of Florida and is a member of the Bob Graham Center’s Affiliate Faculty. Smith’s empirical research and expert testimony has shaped the decisions of cases decided by the Florida Supreme Court, the Colorado Supreme Court, the Maryland Court of Appeals, the United States Courts of Appeal, and the Supreme Court of the United States (in the 2010 case, Doe v. Reed). His research on election law and voting rights in Florida and around the country has been featured in the New York Times, MSNBC ‘s Rachel Maddow Show, The Nation, and hundreds of other outlets.