Media Availability


Dr. Rottinghaus is available to talk about local politics (Houston or Texas) and national politics (the presidency, public opinion or Congress).  He has worked for, managed or consulted on political races at all levels, including local judicial races, city council races, U.S. congressional races and U.S. senate races.  He has worked extensively in Texas but also has experience in California, Vermont, Alaska and Louisiana.  His first practical experience in electoral politics was in Texas as the Deputy Field Director for the Victor Morales for Senate campaign in 1996.  He also co-founded and runs a volunteer political consulting organization designed to assist first-time candidates who have little money or experience in politics. 



Recent selected media appearances:




President Obama's persuasion tactics to (online)

Health care reform to Fox 2 News (Houston) Morning live broadcast

Discussion about national health care plans to KHOU (Channel 11 Houston)

President Obama's travel at the Arizona Republic and USA Today

Presidential polling and political success to (online)

Presidential primaries and regional divides to Denver Post

President's Obama's travels and persuasion (USA Today)

The Vice presidential debates in 2008 to the Houston Chronicle

Houston Public Radio on the State of the Union in 2010

The science of changing political beliefs (Houston Chornicle)




Harris County judicial races (in Charles Kuff's "Off the Kuff" Blog in the Houston Chronicle)

The Mayor's Race in Houston on Houston NPR

Fundraising and local representation to KPRC (Channel 2 Houston)

Op Eds:

Op Ed:  Texas Governor's Race is Wide Open (Amarillo Globe-News)

Thanksgiving Day Proclamation in the Houston Chronicle


Other Appearances:

Speech to Houston Global Affairs Council on Barak Obama and John McCain's approach to foreign policy as president (streaming video)

Speech to The Houston Seminar on political scandals