Pre-Presidential Debate Special: Five Questions with Samford University’s Political Science Chair Fred Shepherd

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As a preview for the third and final Presidential debate in Las Vegas tonight, Bham Now asked five questions about the state of the race and its impact on Birmingham and Alabama to Fred Shepherd, Professor and Chair of the Samford University Political Science Department.

Along with his work at Samford, Dr. Shepherd is a political analyst for Birmingham’s CBS affiliate WIAT 42. He is also author of the book, Christianity and Human Rights: Christians and the Struggle for Global Justice.

This is the final of three pre-debate five- question interviews. Our first interview was with Marty Connors, former Chair of the Alabama Republican Party. The second interview was with Richard Mauk, Chair of the Jefferson County Democratic Executive Committee.

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Pre-Presidential Debate Special: Five Questions with chairman of the Jefferson County Democratic Party Richard Mauk

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As a preview for the third and final Presidential debate in Las Vegas tonight, Bham Now asked five questions about the state of the race and its impact on Birmingham and Alabama to Chair of the Jefferson County Democratic Executive Committee Richard Mauk.

Heading up one of the most successful Democratic groups in the deeply red state of Alabama, Richard Mauk has helped keep Jefferson County “blue” for several election cycles since 2010. He is President and Chairman of the Board for the Consumer Financial Education Foundation of America and has been a longtime member of the city of Birmingham’s Design Review Committee.

This is the second of three pre-debate five- question interviews. Our first interview was with Marty Connors, former Chair of the Alabama Republican Party. Our third installment will be with Fred Shepherd, Chair of the Political Science Department at Samford University.

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Pre-Presidential Debate Special: Five Questions with former chairman of the Alabama Republican Party Marty Connors

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As a preview for the third and final Presidential debate in Las Vegas this Wednesday night, Bham Now asked five questions about the state of the race and its impact on Birmingham and Alabama to former Alabama Republican Party chairman Marty Connors.

For three decades, Connors helped build the current Republican majority in the state of Alabama.  A CPAC Ronald Reagan Award winner and Romney bundler, Connors just recently returned to Alabama from Cincinnati, Ohio, after going door-to-door with an Alabama Strike force group on behalf of Donald Trump.

This is the first of three pre-debate five- question interviews. Upcoming interviews before the Wednesday debate will feature Jefferson County Democratic Party Chair Richard Mauk and Samford University Political Science Chair Fred Shepherd.

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UAB Professor shares student’s views on tonight’s debate

Tonight at 8pm, millions are estimated to be tuned into the first 2016 Presidential debate. Unsurprisingly, that includes college students, especially from UAB. During class discussions, Political Science Professor, A.K. Shauku, found out what his students really wanted to get out of this important debate.

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