Klinkner and Stinebring '13 Present at SPSA Meeting
By Eileen Foote
January 14, 2011
James S. Sherman Professor of Government Philip Klinkner and Jesse Stinebring ’13 presented a paper at the Southern Political Science Association meeting held Jan. 6-8, in New Orleans. “Black, White, and Green: Race and Campaign Spending in the 2008 Election” examines the role of race resentment in recent elections and whether Barack Obama’s campaign spending advantage impacted the outcome of the 2008 presidential election. Klinkner and Stinebring concluded that although racial attitudes cost Obama points, his spending advantage may have given him enough points to ultimately win the election.