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.



Quantity & Dates

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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Upcoming is Spring 2018! 

West Side Story: Leonard Bernstein at 100
Two Wednesdays, March 21 and 28, 6:30-8:00 P.M.
Private residence directions to subscribers
A few seats available


Farming Wonders in Richmond, Texas
Saturday, March 24
Details to subscribers
A few seats available


What's on Lisa Falkenberg's Mind
Tuesday, March 27, 6:30-8:00 P.M. | Cherie Flores Garden Pavilion, Hermann Park, 1500 Hermann Drive, 77004


Gorbachev: His Life and Times
Monday, April 16, 6:30-8:00 P.M. | The Junior League, 1811 Briar Oaks Ln, 77027
Co-sponsored with World Affairs Council of Houston


Behind the Pages: A Conversation with William Middleton 
Tuesday, April 24, 6:30-8:00 P.M.


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