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Elections 2012

Elections 2012

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Could Israel and foreign policy swing the election?

Alan Kuperman discusses how voters weigh foreign policy issues in the coming election.

4mins

18 Oct 2012

Rank #1

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Role of Black Churches in the 2012 Election

Eric McDaniel discusses how religious institutions become involved in politics and how they will influence Black political behavior in this election.

4mins

18 Oct 2012

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Hispanic Voters in 2012 and Beyond

Luis Zayas, Dean of the School of Social Work discusses the importance of Hispanic voters in current and future elections.

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18 Oct 2012

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Pros and cons of Ron Paul

Sherri Greenberg is lecturer and director of theCenter for Politics and Governance at the LyndonB. Johnson School of Public Affairs. She servedfor 10 years as a member of the Texas House ofRepresentatives, completing her final term inJanuary 2001. Her expertise includes state andnational campaign politics, electronic government,and public finance and budgeting.In this video, Greenberg discusses the pros andcons of Ron Paul as an electable candidate for theRepublican presidential primaries. She also delvesinto the unique political relationship between RonPaul and his son Rand Paul, also an electedRepublican.

2mins

9 Jul 2012

Rank #4

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Rallying cry of Newt Gingrich

In the Elections 2012 blog, experts from acrossThe University of Texas at Austin weigh in on thepolitics and the issues, from the economy, theenvironment and demographics to immigration,energy, social change and more.In this first video conversation of our electionsseries, Department of Government faculty memberSean Theriault discusses the rise of Newt Gingrichas a viable presidential candidate for theRepublican Party with James Henson, director ofthe Texas Politics Project at The University ofTexas at Austin. Theriault, drawing on his ongoingresearch for his book in progress, "The GingrichSenators", reveals how Gingrich's accomplishmentsas a political tactician during his congressionalcareer are now being reflected in his presidentialrun.Learn more about our faculty experts:Sean Theriault, associate professor of governmentin the university's College of Liberal Arts,studies American political institutions, primarilyU.S. Congress and party polarization. He isresearching the rise of the so-called "GingrichSenators" and their influence on the U.S. Senate.James Henson is a lecturer in the Department ofGovernment and directs the Texas Politics Project,which seeks to educate students and Texans aboutstate government, politics and history through adynamic website and speaker series. It alsoconducts regular statewide issues and politicalpolls. The Texas Politics Project is TheUniversity of Texas at Austin's home for theUT/Texas Tribune Poll, a statewide survey ofpublic opinion on issues and elections in Texas.

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9 Jul 2012

Rank #5

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Hispanic voters affect GOP strategy

In the Elections 2012 blog, experts from acrossThe University of Texas at Austin weigh in on thepolitics and the issues, from the economy, theenvironment and demographics to immigration,energy, social change and more.In this second video conversation of our electionsseries, Department of Government faculty memberJason Casellas discusses the impact of Hispanicvoters as a growing force on presidential electionstrategy.Learn more about our faculty experts:Jason Casellas, assistant professor of governmentin the university's College of Liberal Arts,specializes in American politics, with specificresearch and teaching interests in Latinopolitics, legislative politics, and state andlocal politics.James Henson is a lecturer in the Department ofGovernment and directs the Texas Politics Project,which seeks to educate students and Texans aboutstate government, politics and history through adynamic website and speaker series. It alsoconducts regular statewide issues and politicalpolls. The Texas Politics Project is TheUniversity of Texas at Austin's home for theUT/Texas Tribune Poll, a statewide survey ofpublic opinion on issues and elections in Texas.

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9 Jul 2012

Rank #6

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Negative ads and political outcomes

In this video, Paul Stekler offers his analysis ofpolitical campaign advertisements, focusing on theRepublican primaries.A professor in the Lyndon B. Johnson School ofPublic Affairs and department chair ofRadio-Television-Film, Stekler is a nationallyrecognized documentary filmmaker whose criticallyacclaimed works focus on state and nationalcampaign politics and elections.Stekler is one of dozens of experts at theuniversity who can speak to issues regarding the2012 elections.

4mins

9 Jul 2012

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Why Rick Perry went for South Carolina

Sherri Greenberg is lecturer and director of theCenter for Politics and Governance at the LyndonB. Johnson School of Public Affairs. She servedfor 10 years as a member of the Texas House ofRepresentatives, completing her final term inJanuary 2001. Her expertise includes state andnational campaign politics, electronic government,and public finance and budgeting.In this video, Greenberg explains why TexasGovernor Rick Perry decided to continue to competein the South Carolina primary after coming infifth in the Iowa caucus.

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9 Jul 2012

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Forecasting the Republican presidential primaries

Jeremi Suri, the Mack Brown Distinguished Chairfor Leadership in Global Affairs at The Universityof Texas at Austin, is an expert on U.S.nation-building, modern international relations,contemporary foreign policy and protest anddissident movements.The author of Liberty's Surest Guardian: AmericanNation-Building from the Founders to Obama, Surilooks to America's history to see both what it hasto offer to failed states around the world andwhat the nation should avoid.Suri is one of dozens of experts at the universitywho can speak to issues regarding the 2012 elections.

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9 Jul 2012

Rank #9

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Power of money over the primaries

Sherri Greenberg is lecturer and director of theCenter for Politics and Governance at the LyndonB. Johnson School of Public Affairs. She servedfor 10 years as a member of the Texas House ofRepresentatives, completing her final term inJanuary 2001. Her expertise includes state andnational campaign politics, electronic government,and public finance and budgeting.In this video, Greenberg explains the influencethat money and the Super PACs (Political ActionCommittees) have had on the Republican candidates?campaigns leading up to and during the primaries.

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9 Jul 2012

Rank #10