Newswise — With 22 states in play in the Super Tuesday (Feb. 5) jockeying for the White House, the University of Wisconsin-Madison has experts able to analyze the race, its many moving parts and what Tuesday's primary and caucus results might mean for Wisconsin's Feb. 19 primary.
Although Wisconsin's relatively late primary date was once seen as an obstacle to the state being a major player in the campaign, results on Tuesday might make Wisconsin a key battleground.
Here are some political experts who will be available to answer questions about the campaigns, and their areas of expertise. Please contact them directly and in advance to schedule election-night interviews:
-- Barry Burden, professor of political science He is an expert in American politics, with an emphasis on electoral politics and representation. He has written about partisanship, third-party campaigns, and public attitudes toward political leaders, congressional politics, candidate strategies, and voter turnout.
-- John Coleman, professor and chair of political science He is an expert in political party coalitions, factions, and organizations; elections and voting; campaign spending and campaign finance; public participation and interest in politics; levels of public knowledge about candidates; and unified and divided party control of government.
-- Charles Franklin, professor of political science He is an expert in congressional and presidential elections, campaigns, campaign ads, tracking polls, public opinion polls, exit polls, survey and polling methodology, statistical methods, Supreme Court and public opinion. He will not be available on Super Tuesday, but will be available before and after.
-- Kenneth Goldstein, professor of political science He is an expert in political advertising, campaigns and elections, campaign finance, interest groups, and Israeli politics. He is also the director of the Wisconsin Advertising Project. Like Franklin, he will not be available on Super Tuesday itself.
-- Kenneth R. Mayer, professor of political science He is an expert in American politics, campaign finance, the presidency, and congressional politics.