Surviving Political Scandal



Scandal! It’s one of the juiciest words in the English language, and using it in a headline guarantees increased readership, especially during election season. A fact all too familiar for some current Ohio candidates. While some politicians see scandals that take down their careers entirely, others seem to come stronger out the other side. This hour we’ll take a look at what makes a scandal, what makes it stick, and what makes the difference.


  • Karen Kasler, Ohio Public Radio Statehouse News Bureau
  • Brandon Rottinghaus, Professor of Political Science at University of Houston
  • Michael Franz, Professor of Government at Bowdoin College, co-director of Wesleyan Media Project

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