Tag: elections

Faculty note: Weinschenk chapter

Political scientist Aaron Weinschenk, assistant professor of Public and Environmental Affairs, contributed a chapter to a new book (Presidential Swing States: Why Only Ten Matter, Lexington Books, November 2015). Titled “The Badger State as a Battleground: Wisconsin Politics Past, Present, and Future,” the chapter is co-authored with Neil Kraus of UW-River Falls. It focuses on […]

Faculty note: Kaye goes live with Huffington Post online

Prof. Harvey J. Kaye of Democracy and Justice was a studio guest on the Huffington Post’s “Huff Post Live” national morning show last Friday, Oct. 30. Kaye sat down with host Nancy Redd to comment on remarks by Hillary Clinton’s campaign team suggesting that fellow candidate Bernie Sanders is weak on women’s issues. A “Sanders […]

The word ‘socialism’ in the 2016 presidential campaign

UW-Green Bay Prof. Harvey J. Kaye of the Democracy and Justice Studies academic program was among the historians interviewed for background information by Washington Post reporter David A. Fahrenthold for his feature report, “What is a democratic socialist?” Kaye was not quoted directly in the article; you can read the analysis involving Sen. Bernie Sanders.

College Republicans, Democrats sit down with TV-5

Nice job by the respective UW-Green Bay chapter presidents of the College Democrats and College Republicans Wednesday afternoon. Students Jacob Immel and Alexander Girard appeared live, on-set, with WFRV-TV 5’s 4 o’clock news host Kris Schuller to offer a student perspective on this week’s big presidential candidate debate. The student Dems posted a from-the-screen recording […]

Media can’t get enough of Walker talk (and Weinschenk)

Political scientist Aaron Weinschenk, assistant professor of Public and Environmental Affairs, is among the UW-Green Bay experts getting plenty of phone calls from local media seeking insight on the 2016 presidential campaign and the candidacy of Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker. WFRV-TV NBC 26

SGA election results: It’s Stepp-Lones in 2015-16

The results are in on this month’s UW-Green Bay Student Government Association election. Newly elected to executive positions for 2015-16 are Hannah Stepp, president, and Lorenzo Lones, vice president. They finished with 384 votes to claim a statistical majority and wide margin over the Murphy-Nichols ticket (196 votes) and Spaulding-Osteen (159). Stepp is currently chair […]

Elected alumni: Six (6!) former Phoenix, not five, serving in Legislature

We told you here yesterday about the growing number of UW-Green Bay alumni now serving in the state Legislature. We erred, however, by omitting yet another Phoenix alum, Tyler Vorpagel ’07. Vorpagel, an aide to retiring U.S. Rep. Tom Petri, was elected Nov. 4 to the state Assembly seat for District 27. He joins alumni […]

Talking turnout: Weinschenk offers context for Press-Gazette voter story

Assistant Prof. Aaron Weinschenk talked turnout for a Saturday (Nov. 8) Green Bay Press-Gazette recap of Tuesday’s midterm election. Despite record turnout statewide (for a regular gubernatorial election), numbers were not as robust in Brown County, the story said. Northeastern Wisconsin is considered a swing area, and saw plenty of visits from Gov. Scott Walker […]

Kaye, syndicated host Hartmann see contradiction in election results

UW-Green Bay Prof. of Democracy and Justice Studies Harvey Kaye appeared on the national Thom Hartmann Show last week to conduct a radio post-mortem on the Democratic Party’s poor mid-term election showing. Kaye repeated his assertion that Democrats lose when they aren’t progressive enough. He also pointed to passage of several liberal ballot initiatives across […]

Election Day victories for UW-Green Bay grads in Senate, Assembly

State Sen. Frank Lasee, R-Ledgeview, was re-elected to the 1st Senate District seat in Tuesday’s election, outpolling challenger Dean DeBroux by better than a 3-2 ratio. Lasee, a 1986 graduate of UW-Green Bay, was first elected to the state Senate in 2010 after serving in the Assembly for 14 years. He rejoins fellow Phoenix alumni […]