Henry “Bennie” Ashton

Henry Ashton

Subfield

American Politics

Statement

Bennie Ashton graduated from Randolph-Macon College in 2015. At Randolph-Macon his studies focused on American politics, and he is primarily interested in the American Congress. Bennie’s two major research projects focused on amateur politicians in the U.S. Congress, with one examining the effect of an endorsement from the Tea Party on amateur electoral success rates and the other investigating the voting behavior of amateur members in the 112th Congress.