Political Science Faculty Discuss the 2012 Elections (Selected Examples)

11/11/12: Prof. McAdams interviewed by Mike Strehlow of CBS 58.

11/8/12: Prof. McAdams interviewed by Chuck Quirmbach of Wisconsin Public Radio.

11/8/12: Prof. Wichowsky interviewed on CNN for Wolf Blitzer’s the Situation Room, 5 p.m. This marked Prof. Wichowsky's second appearance on CNN this week, and she was also featured on PBS's Nightly Business Review, Fox News's blog and in the Boston Globe.

11/7/12: Prof. McAdams spoke with Gene Mueller on WTMJ AM.

11/7/12: WTMJ-AM 6:00 am: "Election Results" - Prof. Wichowsky

11/7/12: WDJT-TV 6:00 am: "Election Results" - Prof. McAdams

11/7/12: WITI-TV 7:00 am: "Election Results/Obamacare" - Prof. Nolette

11/7/12: WITI-TV 7:00 am: "Election Results" - Prof. Hoffman

11/7/12: WUWM-FM: "Behind the Numbers" - Prof. Wichowsky

11/6/12: WISN-TV 4:00 pm: "Election Night Preview" - Prof. Wichowsky


Political Science Faculty in the News (May – Sept. 2012)

"The Coolest U.S. Presidents"

Julia Azari, assistant professor of political science, weighed in on which U.S. presidents have been the "coolest," suggesting there are different definitions of "cool."

Story appeared on, Sept. 7, 2012. 


"Congressman Paul Ryan’s Vice Presidential Nomination"

Marquette University political science and law faculty weighed in on the news that presumptive GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney selected Wisconsin Congressman Paul Ryan as his running mate. Amber Wichowsky, assistant professor of political science, provided analysis of Paul

Ryan's vice presidential nomination speech at the Republican National Convention.

Story aired on WUWM-FM (87.9), Aug. 30, 2012.

Similar story aired on WTMJ-AM (620), Aug. 30, 2012. 

Amber Wichowsky, assistant professor of political science:
Interview appeared on 620 WTMJ
, Aug. 14, 2012 

John McAdams, associate professor of political science:
Story appeared in 
USA Today, Aug. 16, 2012.
Interviews appeared on, and, Aug. 13-14, 2012. Other interviews aired on Wisconsin Radio Network, WISN-TV (ABC 12), WTMJ-TV (NBC 4), WITI-TV (FOX 6), WZHF 1390 AM (Washington, D.C.) and WNSW 1430 AM (New York City), Aug. 13-14, 2012.


"Low Voter Turnout Helps Tommy Thompson"

Amber Wichowsky, assistant professor of political science, explained how low voter turnout may have helped Tommy Thompson win the Republican senate primary. 

Story appeared on, Aug. 15, 2012


"The Republican Senate Race in Wisconsin" 
Marquette University law and political science faculty discussed the Wisconsin primary election for a Republican U.S. Senate candidate.
Julia Azari, assistant professor of political science:
Interview aired on 
Wisconsin Radio Network, Aug. 15, 2012. 


"Paul Ryan's Campaign Strategy and Senate Candidates"
John McAdams, assistant professor of political science, in two separate interviews, commented on Paul Ryan's campaign strategy and Eric Hovde's bid for U.S. Senate.

Stories appeared on, July 12 and July 17, 2012. 


"Gubernatorial Recall Election"
Amber Wichowsky, assistant professor of political science, appeared on PBS' Nightly Business Report and WUWM-FM (89.7) June 4-5, 2012

John McAdams, associate professor of political science, appeared on the Washington and, June 1-5, 2012.


"Wisconsin Democrats and the Senate Seats"

John McAdams, associate professor of political science, discussed the Wisconsin Democrats' need to pick up one of four GOP-held Senate seats to regain a majority of the state senate.
Story appeared on, May 23, 2012


"Recall Race Focuses on Jobs"
Amber Wichowsky, assistant professor of political science, says she sees a month-long gubernatorial recall race focused on jobs, with both sides spinning the economic story to their benefit. 
Story aired on WTMJ-TV
 (NBC 4), May 9, 2012.
Wichowsky also spoke about the recall election on 
WUWM-FM (89.7), May 9, 2012. 

"Homegrown Terror Isn't Just Islamist"
Risa Brooks, assistant professor of political science, wrote a piece for titled "Homegrown Terror Isn't Just Islamist," in which she argues that while Americans mistakenly associate homegrown terror just with jihad, it's crucial to focus efforts on extremists of all kinds.
Story appeared on, May 3, 2012.



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