Cloudy with a Chance of Landslide: A Primary Look at the 2018 Midterms

Two Thursdays, March 1 and 8, 6:30–7:30 p.m. | St Paul’s Methodist Church, 5501 Main Street at Bissonnet/Binz. Detailed parking instructions will be shared with subscribers.

Still trying to make sense of the 2016 Presidential election? Prepare now for another shocker, as federal, state and local power shifts are predicted. History informs us that the midterms are unfriendly to the president’s party, especially when that president’s approval ratings are low. Thirty-three Senate and all 435 House seats are up for election on November 6, 2018, as well as governor, lt.governor, attorney general and many other Texas and Harris County positions, so candidates are vying to best their partisan peers in the primary elections this spring.

Once again, we turn to pollster and prognosticator Richard Murray to prepare us for what is to come in a series of two lectures before and after the March 6 Texas Primary Elections.

Richard Murray is the Bob Lanier Professor of Urban Public Policy and director of surveying for the Center for Public Policy at the University of Houston, where an endowed scholarship in his name was established in April 2008.



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Cloudy with a Chance of Landslide: A Primary Look at the 2018 Midterms
Two Thursdays, March 1 and 8, 6:30–7:30 p.m.
$60 all sessions; $35 single session
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Welcome to Spring 2018! 

Going Baroque!
Thursday, January 18, 7:30–9:00 p.m. | Christ the King Lutheran Church, 2353 Rice Boulevard at Greenbriar. Parking information distributed to subscribers.


An Intimate Concert of Modern and Contemporary Music of Mexico
Tuesday, January 23, 6:30-8:00 P.M.
Private home. Address to subscribers.

Comida en la Cuidad
Tuesday, February 6, noon | Caracol Restaurant, 2200 Post Oak Boulevard, 77056


Modern Architecture in Mexico City
Tuesday, February 20, 12:00-1:30 P.M. | Moody Center for the Arts, Rice University


Thomas Jefferson: The Essential Democrat
Three Wednesdays, February 21, 28 and March 7, 6:30-8:00 P.M. | Covenant Church, 4949 Caroline, 77004



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