Dr. Eric Ostermeier

Recent Articles

Smart Politics: History Favors Walker’s Reelection
Smart Politics

History Favors Walker’s Reelection

Two-thirds of 20th century U.S. candidates attempting a fourth consecutive gubernatorial win succeeded.

Smart Politics: Ryan’s Open House Seat Sets State Record
Smart Politics

Ryan’s Open House Seat Sets State Record

Wisconsin has open House seat for fifth consecutive election, first time in history.

Smart Politics: Dallet Would Make History If Elected
Smart Politics

Dallet Would Make History If Elected

6 of 7 state Supreme Court members would be women, highest percentage in American history.

Smart Politics: History Gives Walker Slim Odds to Win
Smart Politics

History Gives Walker Slim Odds to Win

State voters rarely elect a gubernatorial candidate whose party holds the presidency.

Smart Politics: Sensenbrenner Could Break State Record
Smart Politics

Sensenbrenner Could Break State Record

If reelected would beat David Obey’s record of nearly 42 years as state congressman.

Smart Politics: Dan Kohl Race Could Be Historic
Smart Politics

Dan Kohl Race Could Be Historic

If he beat incumbent Glenn Grothman, would equal precedent last set in 1892.

Smart Politics: Evers vs. Walker Would Be Historic Race
Smart Politics

Evers vs. Walker Would Be Historic Race

One of few times in history two incumbent state officials oppose each other.