After Words

After Words: Linda Killian, "The Swing Vote: The Untapped Power of Independents," hosted by Michael Tomasky, Daily Beast

About the Program

In "The Swing Vote," Ms. Killian speaks with members of the most powerful electorate block in the United States: independents.  She argues that forty percent of voters identify as members of the group that has decided every election since World War II.  That group, she says, is anything but divided.  She discusses the greatest frustrations and concerns of independents and the power she believes they'll have in the 2012 election with editor-in-chief of Democracy Journal, Michael Tomasky.

About the Authors

Linda Killian

Linda Killian is a senior scholar at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars.  She's been a writer for several publications, including Politico, The Daily Beast/Newsweek, The Washington Post and The Weekly Standard.  She is also the author of "The Freshmen: What Happened to the Republican Revolution?"


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After Words: Linda Killian, "The Swing Vote: The Untapped Power of Independents," hosted by Michael Tomasky, Daily Beast

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  • Sunday, March 25th at 12pm (ET)
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  • Saturday, March 17th at 10pm (ET)
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