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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3 Places to go to Watch the Presidential Debate on Tomorrow

Final Presidential DeabteWith the final presidential debate upon us, watch parties are popping up across our city. This new trend started around the first debate at places such as Buck Mulligan’s, and has become a popular way to tune in on the political proceedings. These parties offer a place for you to get your debate fix while being able to enjoy a bite to eat or some stimulating political conversation. The goal is to make it easy for those who wish to stay informed but may not have a way to watch at home. Each viewing get-together is hosted by different groups and organizations, some political based and some not at all. If you are looking for a place to tune in tomorrow, here are a few to help with your plans.

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