Robert Boatright is Director of Research at the National Institute for Civil Discourse at the University of Arizona. His research focuses on the effects of campaign and election laws on the behavior of politicians and interest groups, with a particular focus on primary elections and campaign finance laws and practices. He is the author or editor of six books, including "Getting Primaried: The Causes and Consequences of Congressional Primary Challenges," "Interest Groups and Campaign Finance Reform in the United States and Canada," the edited volume "The Deregulatory Moment? A Comparative Perspective on Changing Campaign Finance Laws" and "A Crisis of Civility? Political Discourse and Its Discontents."