Expert available to discuss Republican convention and upcoming U.S. presidential election

As Republicans gather in Tampa, Florida to formally nominate Mitt Romney as the key opponent to Barack Obama’s presidential re-election efforts, Western University’s Don Abelson is available for media interviews.

Director of Western’s Canada-U.S. Institute and its Centre for American Studies, Abelson is recognized as one of Canada’s leading experts in American politics, U.S. foreign policy, interest groups and think tanks.

Abelson can be reached directly at or via Jeff Renaud, Western’s Senior Media Relations Officer at 519-661-2111, ext. 85165 or

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