North Central College in the News

North Central College experts talk politics in a record-breaking fashion

Nov 28, 2022

Stephen Maynard Caliendo and Suzanne Chod were in high demand across every network in Chicago to provide analysis on 2022 Election

In early November, America voted. Shortly after election night, Republicans were narrowly ahead in the race to take the House of Representatives, but Democrats held onto key seats and dozens of races were yet to be called. Midterm elections are often seen as a referendum on the party in power. With the economy top of mind for many voters, President Biden entered the midterms with low approval ratings. Many were expecting Republicans to not just take the House—but win it by more than a dozen seats and that didn’t play out as many anticipated.

North Central College’s political scientists were once again in high demand to provide analysis on the close races, the impact of run-off races in key states and the larger national landscape with former President Donald Trump announcing his candidacy for the presidential race come 2024.

Heading into Election Week, both Stephen Maynard Caliendo, dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at North Central College, and Suzanne Chod, professor of political science at North Central College, had already fielded 24 media placements across Chicagoland. Throughout Election Week, Caliendo and Chod participated in 33 media placements, which resulted in a total of 2 hours and 43 minutes of on-air coverage across every broadcast network in the No. 3 ranked media market in the nation!

The links to the coverage include:

Click here to see the pre-election media coverage.