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 explaining why Wisconsin is seen as “up for grabs” during presidential elections. It provides a historical overview of Wisconsin politics, discusses current electoral trends and results, and speculates about what is in store for Wisconsin during the 2016 election.
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Weinschenk previews GOP debate — Speaking of swing states, Prof. Aaron Weinschenk talks about the choice of Milwaukee for the Nov. 10 Republican presidential debate with NBC-TV 26.