Guests on the Sunday political talk shows include governors and senators from the key battleground states. Governors John Hickenlooper (D-CO), Scott Walker (R-WI) and John Kasich (R-OH) all appear on Meet the Press. And Senators Rob Portman (R-OH), Ron Johnson (R-WI), Mark Warner (D-VA), and Mark Udall (D-CO) hit Fox News Sunday. From there, it’s mostly the familiar Sunday faces: Sen. John McCain, David Axelrod and Newt Gingrich, among others.
E.J. Dionne of the Brookings Institution and Amity Shlaes of the Council on Foreign Relations are the two think tankers appearing this week.
Full line-up below. What catches your eye?
•NBC’s Meet the Press: Gov. John Hickenlooper (D-CO); Gov. Scott Walker (R-WI); Gov. John Kasich (R-OH); Carly Fiorina, Vice Chair of the National Republican Senatorial Committee; E.J. Dionne, Washington Post and Brookings Institution; David Brooks, New York Times; Rachel Maddow, MSNBC; Chuck Todd, NBC
•CBS’ Face the Nation: Sen. John McCain (R-AZ); former governors Haley Barbour (R-MS); former governor Jennifer Granholm (D-MI); John Fund, National Review; Bob Shrum, Daily Beast; Mark Leibovich, New York Times; Ruth Marcus, Washington Post; John Dickerson, CBS and Slate
•ABC’s This Week: Newt Gingrich; Stephanie Cutter, Obama campaign deputy manager; George Will, ABC; Gwen Ifill, ABC; Andrew Sullivan, Daily Beast; Austan Goolsbee, former Obama economic adviser; Nicolle Wallace, Republican strategist
•Fox News Sunday: Sen. Rob Portman (R-OH); Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI); Sen. Mark Warner (D-VA); Sen. Mark Udall (D-CO); Brit Hume, Fox News; Juan Williams, Fox News; Karl Rove, Republican strategist; Joe Trippi, Democratic strategist
•CNN’s State of the Union with Candy Crowley: David Axelrod, Obama Campaign Senior Adviser; Reince Priebus, RNC Chair; Gov. Bob McDonnell (R-VA); former governor Ted Strickland (D-OH); Bill McInturff, pollster; Anna Greenberg, pollster; Michael Duffy, Time
•CNN’s GPS with Fareed Zakaria: Joe Klein, Time; Ken Rogoff, Harvard; Amity Shlaes, Council on Foreign Relations; Chrystia Freeland, Reuters
•CNN’s Reliable Sources with Howard Kurtz: Michael Shear, New York Times; Lauren Ashburn, Daily-Download.com, Matt Lewis, Daily Caller; John Aravosis, AmericaBlog; David Zurawik, Baltimore Sun
•NBC’s The Chris Matthews Show: Katty Kay, BBC; Joe Klein, Time; David Ignatius, Washington Post; Kelly Evans, CNBC