Washington Journalist to Speak March 6 at Ohio Wesleyan

Linda Killian to Discuss Impact of Independent Voters during Super Tuesday Event

Linda Killian

DELAWARE, OHIO – Linda Killian, a Washington, D.C.-based journalist and senior scholar at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, will discuss her new book, “The Swing Vote: The Untapped Power of Independents,” at 7:30 p.m. March 6 at Ohio Wesleyan University.

Killian will speak in the Benes Rooms A and B of Ohio Wesleyan’s Hamilton-Williams Campus Center, 40 Rowland Avenue. The event is free and open to the public.

“The Swing Vote” focuses on the Independent voter in 2012. NBC News analyst Charlie Cook praises Killian for doing “a great job of not only examining the importance and historic role of those Independent and moderate swing voters who live between the partisan and ideological forty-yard lines, but she examines their mind-sets as well. … An understanding of swing voters leads to an understanding of the volatility and the turbulence that drove the 2006, 2008, and 2010 elections and will likely drive 2012 as well.”

Killian’s presentation will be followed by a question-and-answer session and a screening of CNN Super Tuesday primary caucus results. Killian has been a columnist for Politico, U.S. News & World Report.com, and Politics Daily. She also has written for The Washington Post, The New Republic, and The Weekly Standard, as well as other national publications.

Sponsored by the OWU Department of Politics and Government, Killian’s presentation is part of the Benjamin F. Marsh Lecture Series on Public Affairs, which is endowed by Marsh, a 1950 OWU graduate.


Ohio Wesleyan University is one of the nation’s premier small, private universities, with more than 90 undergraduate majors, sequences, and courses of study, and 23 NCAA Division III varsity sports. Located in Delaware, Ohio, just minutes north of Ohio’s capital and largest city, Columbus, the university combines a globally focused curriculum with off-campus learning and leadership opportunities that translate classroom theory into real-world practice. OWU’s close-knit community of 1,850 students represents 47 states and 57 countries. Ohio Wesleyan was named to the 2010 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll with distinction, is featured in the book “Colleges That Change Lives,” and is included on the “best colleges” lists of U.S. News & World Report and The Princeton Review. Learn more at www.owu.edu.

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