Posted by William Nunnelley on 2008-03-19

Dr. Larry Sabato, author of more than 20 books on American politics and director of the University of Virginia Center for Politics, will speak at Samford University's Cumberland School of Law Tuesday, March 25, on the Rushton Lecture Series.

He will discuss the topic of his latest book, A More Perfect Constitution, at 4:30 p.m. in the moot courtroom of Robinson Hall law building. The program is open to the public free.

The Robert Kent Gooch Professor of Politics at Virginia, Sabato also wrote The Sixth Year Itch: The Rise and Fall of the George W. Bush Presidency and Divided States of America: The Slash and Burn Politics of the 2004 Presidential Election.

He maintains an election analysis website, "Sabato's Crystal Ball," that recorded the most accurate 2006 election predictions in the nation, correctly forecasting every contest for the U.S. Senate, all but one gubernatorial race and a net party change of 29 seats in the U.S. House of Representatives.

A former Rhodes Scholar and Danforth Fellow, Sabato has been a Virginia faculty member since 1978.

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