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Professor La Raja is the co-author of a report in the Brookings Institute

In a new report co-authored for the Brookings Institute, Ray La Raja, political science, says activist groups are playing a greater role in candidate selection than the Republican and Democratic parties, which has led to a decline in the quality of candidates, who are often chosen on the basis of ideology rather than experiences. The report says parties should vet candidates before primary ballots are printed. (Brookings, 1/3/18)

Find the report here.

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