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Published on Aug 28, 2012
TAMPA, Fla. -- University of South Florida Distinguished Professor of Political Science Susan MacManus went to her first political convention 20 years ago as an on-air commentator for Tampa NBC-affiliate, WFLA News Channel 8.
Already a well-known expert on Florida's unique politics, MacManus' particular brand of expertise was then mostly a local asset. No one had ever heard of the I-4 Corridor in political terms before -- but that was only because MacManus had yet to use it on the air yet. The convention, in those days, was simply a rich place for MacManus to glean insight from delegates that would inform her research and teaching.