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2012 Elections

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2008 Cleveland Town Hall

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April 4, 2008
Ohio was considered one of the most important swing state of the 2008 presidential race and is gearing up to be just as important in 2012. This week, as Washington Week hosts our first-ever Electronic Town Hall, with audiences in Ohio and Oregon, we ask if the issues that were important to voters in 2008 different than those in 2012? Take a look back at our Road Show from Cleveland, Ohio in 2008.
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Webcast Extra | April 6, 2012

April 6, 2012
GOP vice presidential candidates; women in politics; health care law; U.S. economy.

April 6, 2012

April 6, 2012
Mitt Romney's wins; unemployment; female voters; President Obama's Supreme Court comments.
Voice of the Voters

Voice of the Voters: Wisconsin Youth

April 2, 2012
As the nation focuses on the republican presidential primary in Wisconsin tomorrow, and as Republican Governor Scott Walker’s recall election heats up, University of Wisconsin students discuss whether political advertisements have an impact on voters, especially younger voters. Are the Presidential hopefuls’ messages getting through? Kate Chappell of the University of Wisconsin – Madison reports.
Voice of the Voters

Voice of the Voters: Maryland Youth

April 2, 2012
Maryland’s state legislature and governor legalized same-sex marriage this year. How is the issue resonating with young voters as the Republican presidential candidates campaign ahead of tomorrow's presidential primary in the state? What role do they think government plays in the issue? University of Maryland student Jamie Forzato reports.
Voice of the Voters

Voice of the Voters: Louisiana Youth

March 21, 2012
With gas prices on the rise, energy is becoming a dominant issue this presidential election. Heading into the Louisiana GOP primary, how do voters in the Bayou State balance the need to develop energy with environmentalism? How has the BP oil spill changed minds? Student Reporter Colby Wilson from Loyola University New Orleans explores these issues in our ongoing Voice of the Voters series.
Web Clip

Political Landscape: Illinois

March 16, 2012
A look at the GOP candidates' strategies and campaigns in Illinois: How are local officials getting involved in the race? What issues are coming up as the candidates' campaign? How organized are the candidates on the ground? Springfield’s WSEC Capitol View moderator Jamey Dunn explores the race with local reporters Chris Wetterrich of The State Journal-Register & Mike Riopell of The Daily Herald.
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Political Landscape: Alabama

March 13, 2012
As the GOP presidential candidates head to Alabama and Mississippi for today's primaries, they are dealing with the politics of the deep south for one of the first times in a GOP primary season. What's the lay of the land in Alabama, a staunchly conservative and reliably Republican state, and what matters? Find out from Don Dailey of Alabama Public Television
Voice of the Voters

Voice of the Voters: Kansas Youth

March 7, 2012
This Saturday, March 10, is the GOP primary in Kansas. Do young voters care more about a candidate’s stance on the issues or their background? Does a politician need to be “cut from the same cloth” as the voters to be popular? What issues matter most to college students in Kansas? We explore these questions with University of Kansas Student Lisa Andersen in our ongoing Voice of the Voters series.
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