Posted in 2012, Elections
Tagged 2012, Democrat, Elections, Gender Gap, House of Representatives, Married, Republican, Single, US Senate, Women
Tim Pawlenty campaigns for President in Iowa: August 2011.
Photo of Bruce Mann, husband of US Senate Candidate Elizabeth Warren
Political imagery is important in a campaign. Whether it is overt or subtle, political campaigns understand that campaigns are emotional ventures and that voters respond to images even more so than the substance of a campaign. Above are two photos from recent political campaigns. The first is a photo of former Minnesota Governor, Tim Pawlenty, at an Iowa campaign event in 2011. Pawlenty, a Republican, campaigned for President in 2011, but dropped from the race after a poor showing at the Iowa Straw Poll in August of that year. The second photo is not of a candidate, but of a candidate’s husband. Bruce Mann is the spouse of US Senate candidate, Elizabeth Warren. Warren, a Massachusetts Democrat, has had difficulty in connecting with voters during her campaign. In both photos, there are messages sent out to capture a voter’s attention. What images do you see?
Posted in Campaigns, General Political Science, US Senate
Tagged Campaigns, General Political Science, Iowa Straw Poll, Political Communication, Political Imagery, Political Parties, Political Socialization, Presidency, US Senate