/ Modified jun 1, 2018 5:13 p.m.

Grassroots Movements Fuel Interest in Midterm Elections

University of Arizona political professor Samara Klar points to 'unusual amount of mobilization.'

For a deeper understanding into what is driving interest in this year's midterm elections, Lorraine Rivera spoke to Samara Klar, an assistant professor at the University of Arizona School of Government and Public Policy.

"I think we are seeing an unusual amount of mobilization at the grassroots level, and that could, I think, indicate a higher turnout than we normally see for a midterm election," Klar said,.

She also discussed how the "Red for Ed" movement, which led to more state funding for public education, could affect the election.

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