1981 - Bradford Kane

Photo of Bradford Kane on C-SPAN Book TV program, addressing audience at a bookstore book talk.

Political analyst Bradford Kane (B.A., international relations, ’81) wrote Pitchfork Populism: Ten Political Forces That Shaped an Election and Continue to Change America (Prometheus Books, October 2019). Since the book’s release, he has been interviewed on C-SPAN programs Washington Journal and Book TV. He also was recently interviewed on a San Antonio television news program about the 2020 presidential primaries. 

Kane served in a number of public policy positions for the federal government, California state agencies and international commissions. Having begun his career working in Congress, he returned in 2019 as speechwriter and researcher for U.S. Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA). He also founded the Bipartisan Bridge, an initiative to advance cooperation across political parties. In addition to his UC Davis degree, he earned a law degree from UC Hastings College of Law.

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