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W&L's Connelly Quoted on Anniversary of “Contract with America” in CQ Roll Call

Bill Connelly, the John K. Boardman Professor of Politics at Washington and Lee, was quoted in the Oct. 6 edition of CQ Roll Call about the 20th anniversary of the Republican ‘Contract with America’ election. Connelly, who co-wrote a book about the so-called Republican revolution, “Congress’ Permanent Minority? Republicans in the U.S. House,” told the Capitol Hill newspaper that he sees differences between that GOP resurgence and the one some pundits forecast for Nov. 2014.

“The conference of the House GOP had gratitude” toward its party leaders, he told Roll Call. ” brought them out of the permanent minority, out of the wilderness.” He said he sees much less unity among Republican candidates in 2014, who lack the common vision of 1994.