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Ray La Raja Quoted in the News

Raymond La Raja, Professor of Political Science and Co-Director of the UMass Amherst Poll, is quoted in articles examining the increase in donations Rep. Matt Gaetz received following his blockade of Rep. Kevin McCarthy’s campaign for Speaker of the House, and how the absence of lawmakers due to health issues highlights the challenges facing slim Senate majorities. “If it’s a longer-term thing, they should be obligated to say,” he says. “If it’s short term, they're going in for an operation, you don’t have to say much about that. The public should know about somebody’s health. Fetterman is doing the right thing.” (USA Today,, The National Desk, 4/17/23)


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