Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs
Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Journalist Malone to discuss 2020 presidential election

Clare Malone, Clare Malone,

Watch video of the event

Election 2020:
Where the Democratic Primary Stands

Wednesday, October 2, 2019
Discovery Building, DeLuca Forum
330 N. Orchard Street
5:30 to 6:30 p.m.
Reception to follow

Clare Malone, a senior political writer at, is the fall 2019 Public Affairs Journalist in Residence at UW–Madison. During a public presentation Wednesday, October 2, Malone will discuss the coalitions that Democratic presidential candidates are courting to secure the party’s nomination, especially in the Midwest.

Hosted by the La Follette School of Public Affairs, Malone’s presentation – Election 2020: Where the Democratic Primary Stands – begins at 5:30 p.m. in the DeLuca Forum at the Discovery Building, 330 N. Orchard St. The Elections Research Center at UW–Madison is co-sponsoring the event.

Malone joined in late 2015 after serving on the editorial staffs of the New Yorker and the American Prospect. Previously, she was a student affairs officer for Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service in Qatar for two years after receiving her bachelor’s degree in English and Government from Georgetown in 2009. She also coached collegiate women’s basketball while in Qatar.

Originally from Ohio, Malone has written extensively about elections in Midwestern states and is a regular contributor to FiveThirtyEight’s Politics Podcast with FiveThirtyEight founder Nate Silver. FiveThirtyEight is a data journalism website, which takes its name from the number of electors in the U.S. electoral college.

The Public Affairs Journalist in Residence Program is sponsored by University Communications.