UNT political scientist available to comment on Rick Perry’s July 8 announcement

Wednesday, July 3, 2013 - 16:07

Texas Gov. Rick Perry has said he will make an announcement on July 8 (Monday) regarding his “exciting future plans” in politics, which may or may not include a decision to run for an unprecedented fourth full term as governor, or seek another presidential bid.

Matthew Eshbaugh-Soha, associate professor of political science at the University of North Texas, is available to comment on Perry’s announcement.

Eshbaugh-Soha spoke to the media in 2012 about Perry’s unsuccessful run for the Republican presidential nomination. He is the co-author of Breaking Through the Noise: Presidential Leadership, Public Opinion and the News Media and The President’s Speeches: Beyond “Going Public.”  He has published research in American Journal of Political Science, Political Research Quarterly, Presidential Studies Quarterly and Congress and the Presidency and has contributed chapters to Politics in the American States and Public Opinion and Polling around the World.

Eshbaugh-Soha may be contacted for media interviews in advance of July 8 at mes@unt.edu or reached on July 8 at 940-565-2329 or via e-mail.


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