The Roads to Congress 2008

The Roads to Congress 2008

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The Roads to Congress 2008 offers readers straightfoward and detailed case studies of the campaigns, candidates, key issues, and outcomes of over one dozen of the most important and interesting races of 2008. This includes both House and Senate campaigns, contests from all regions of the country, and seats held by Democrats and Republicans, as well as open seats. Every two years the pageantry of American politics unfolds when all 435 seats in the U.S. House of Representatives and roughly one-third of those in the U.S. Senate are up for election. These elections provide voters with an opportunity to evaluate their members of Congress and the institution as a whole. They also offer a regular and frequent barometer for the health and practice of American democracy. The 2008 election cycle, in particular, was in many ways one of the most intriguing and pivotal elections in many years and for many reasons, which are explored in this book.
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  • Book | 322 pages
  • Lexington Books
  • Lanham, MD, United States
  • English
  • 0739142119
  • 9780739142110

About Robert Dewhirst

Robert P. Watson is the Director of American Studies at Lynn University. He is also the author and editor of many books, including The Presidents' Wives, Israel and the Legacy of Harry S. Truman, and America's War on Terror.
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In "The Roads to Congress," Robert Watson joins with Robert Dewhirst to train their keen eyes upon the 2008 congressional races and do for them what a number of scholars have done for presidential elections. The result fills a vacuum and provides much-needed insights into the congressional electoral process an even more diffuse and difficult subject than the race for thepresidency. As this extraordinary collection demonstrates, Watson continues to be among our most prolific and thoughtful scholars. The collaboration with Dewhirst, who also contributes keen analysis and clear writing, clearly works.--Max J. Skidmore, University of Missouri"
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