The US midterm elections: What’s at stake?

Talk September 21, 2010 7:00 PM

As the US midterm elections approach we will be discussing their significance for Barack Obama’s Presidency.

What are the prospects of the Democrats losing their Senate majority altogether after the 2 November polls? What impact will it have on the remainder of President Obama’s term in office if his party loses control of the legislative branch to the Republicans?

Join us at the Frontline Club where we will be looking ahead to the midterm elections and the next two years for President Obama’s in the White House with congressional scholar, Professor Thomas Mann, an expert on campaigns, elections and the effectiveness of Congress.

Chaired by Michael Goldfarb, London correspondent for


Bill Barnard, chair of Democrats Abroad UK;

Dr Thomas D. Grant, chair of Republicans Abroad UK;

Professor Robert McKeever, Dean of the Faculty of Law Governance and International Relations, London Metropolitan University, and author of Raw Judicial Power? The Supreme Court and American Society, The United States Supreme Court: A Political and Legal Analysis and lead author of (with Professor Philip Davies) of the major textbook Politics USA: third edition due out in 2011.