What to expect this election season

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Posted, Wednesday August 13, 2014 --- 5:00 p.m.

Women are filling up the top two spots on the Democratic ticket this year, and experts say it could make for a different kind of election.

"One of the things that women candidates frequently do is they change the way issues are discussed, they talk about different issues than men and talk about them in different ways," says UW-Madison Political Science teacher, Ken Mayer.

He says for the governors race, the hot button issues of the economy and jobs are going to stay the same, but it could have a big effect on the dynamics of the race.

"I think it's going to be an intense campaign season," Mayer adds.

A campaign season filled with sharp edged attacks according to Mayer.

"There's no question given the importance of this campaign, given the fact that it's really pivotal to any presidential ambitions that Governor Walker might have. We are going to be seeing a ton of political ads in the next couple of months," says Mayer.

Mayer says anyone who had an opinion on the act 10 decision will likely want to vote this midterm election. But he says no matter who wins out in November, act 10 will likely prevail.

"There is no chance that Democrats will get control of the legislature and unless you have unified Democratic control you're not going to see any efforts to undo that, it's just not going to happen."


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