July 28

Will he run

first_imgShareDavid [email protected] [email protected] he run?Rice political scientist available to discuss Christie’s possible candidacy for presidentWill he or won’t he? The political world is abuzz as New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie contemplates a run for president. Rice University political scientist Paul Brace is available to comment on how a Christie candidacy would shake up the field of GOP contenders, and how the other candidates will fare if he chooses not to run.“The Republican contest has a vacuum — it has wounded some candidates and produced no clear frontrunner,” Brace said. “Political contests, like nature, abhor vacuums. This has fueled intense interest in Christie. As rumors fly, it is reasonable to wonder if it is Christie, or the vacuum, that is driving this speculation.”Brace is the Clarence L. Carter Professor of Political Science at Rice. He has published research in the American Political Science Review, American Journal of Political Science, Journal of Politics, Political Research Quarterly, Polity, Social Science Quarterly, American Politics Quarterly, Legislative Studies Quarterly and other journals. He is co-author of “Follow the Leader: Opinion Polls and the Modern Presidents,” author of “State Government and Economic Performance” and co-editor of “The Presidency in American Politics” and “American State and Local Politics.”To schedule an interview with Brace, contact Amy Hodges, senior media relations representative at Rice, at [email protected], 713-348-6777 or 217-417-2901.-30-Related materials:Paul Brace bio: www.ruf.rice.edu/%7Epbrace AddThislast_img read more