Cory is a fourth-year Ph.D. candidate at Brown University specializing in American politics. His current research addresses areas including political parties, primary elections, legislative process, and descriptive representation. Cory’s dissertation project explores intra-party competition in congressional primary elections and party control over nominations. His writing has appeared on Vox’s Mischiefs of Faction blog, in Leadership in the U.S. Senate: Herding Cats in the Modern Era (2018), on the Princeton University Press Blog, and is forthcoming at Party Politics. He received his B.A. in Political Science from Central Connecticut State University with Magna Cum Laude honors, and his M.A. in Political Science from Brown University. Prior to attending graduate school, Cory worked as a legislative operations specialist for the Connecticut General Assembly.
Party organizations have historically been successful in nominating their preferred candidates. However, thanks to the creation of super PACs, interest groups have become integral in determining candidates’ success… Read More