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Expert can discuss the battle for congress


by Hannah Lynn Robinson

 

Today, Christian conservatives are the most devout supporters of the Republican Party providing it with an incredibly durable electoral base, says Marty Cohen in his newest book, “Moral Victories in the Battle for Congress: Cultural Conservatism and the House GOP.”

Cohen is an associate professor of political science at James Madison University and coauthor of “The Party Decides: Presidential Nominations Before and After Reform.”

While Christian conservatives had been active in national politics for decades and had achieved a seat at the table by working with the Republican Party, the 1980s and 1990s saw them make significant strides by injecting issues of moral traditionalism into U.S. House races across the country, says Cohen.

“This is a story not only of the growing importance of moral issues but also of the way party coalitions change, and how this particular change began with religiously motivated activists determined to ban abortion, thwart gay rights, and restore traditional morality to the country.”

If you are interested in interviewing Cohen, please contact me. I would be happy to connect you.

Media Contact: Hannah Robinson, 520-222-2808, robinshl@jmu.edu

Published: Friday, March 22, 2019

Last Updated: Friday, March 22, 2019

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