About the Author
Alexander P. Lamis
is associate professor of political science at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio. A specialist on elections and political parties, he is the author of Two Party South
(1990) and editor of Southern Politics in the 1990s
Brian Usher was a political writer and Statehouse correspondent for several Ohio newspapers and press secretary for former governor Richard Celeste. He currently operates his own public relations firm in Columbus, Ohio.