The Roads to Congress 2012

The Roads to Congress 2012

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The book provides timely analyses of overarching themes (voting laws, campaign finance and redistricting) from the 2012 campaign cycle as well as case studies of important 2012 congressional races. Collectively the concepts and cases will give college undergraduate students a compelling narrative explanation of America's electoral process and the keys to winning vital more

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  • Hardback | 338 pages
  • 158 x 232 x 28mm | 379.99g
  • Lexington Books
  • Lanham, MD, United States
  • English
  • 30 Tables, unspecified; 2 Illustrations, black and white
  • 0739181386
  • 9780739181386

About Sean D. Foreman

Robert Dewhirst is a Professor of Political Science at Northwest Missouri State University and serves on the Executive Board of the National Social Science Association. Before his academic career, Dewhirst served as a public affairs officer for the U.S. Army in Vietnam, a public affairs director for the Illinois state government, and a reporter for the Kansas City Star and several other newspapers in the Midwest. Dewhirst's teaching and research cover American government/politics, state politics, Congress, the American presidency, campaigns and elections, media and politics, political parties, and public policy. He has published several books and numerous book chapters, articles, and essays. His books include Rites of Passage: Congress Makes Laws, Government at Work and Congress Responds to the Twentieth Century. He also directed such reference projects as The Almanac of Missouri Politics and The Encyclopedia of the United States Congress and co-edited several earlier editions of The Roads to Congress series. Sean D. Foreman is an Associate Professor of Political Science at Barry University. He is co-editor of The Roads to Congress 2010 (Lexington Press, 2011) where he also wrote about Marco Rubio's election to the U.S. Senate. He the author of a chapter about the Florida Districts 21 and 25 U.S. Congressional elections for The Roads to Congress 2008 (Lexington Press, 2010) and of "Marco Rubio in Florida: The First Tea Party Senator-Or Not?" in Stuck in the Middle to Lose: Tea Party Effects on 2010 U.S. Senate Elections (Lexington Press, 2011). He hosts a weekly radio show called World of Politics on Barry's WBRY radio station that streams on the Internet at Foreman is quoted in many publications on Florida and national elections and is a frequent guest on talk radio and television programs in Florida and around the United States and has been quoted in newspapers around the world. In 2012-13 he was the President of the Florida Political Science more

Table of contents

Preface by Sean D. Foreman and Robert Dewhirst Part I: 2012 Congressional Election Chapter 1: Democrats increase their seats in Congress and keep control of the White House Sean D. Foreman Chapter 2: Voting Suppression of the American Electorate, 2009-2012 Robert Dewhirst and Daniel E. Smith Chapter 3: Campaign Finance: The Impact of Citizen's United Decision William Curtis Ellis and Holly Peterson Chapter 4: Redistricting: An Overview Josh Stockley Part II: U.S. House of Representatives Elections Chapter 5: California House 31 (Miller v. Dutton):Top Two Primary Turns a Democratic Seat into a Safe Republican One Marcia L. Godwin and Richard Gelm Chapter 6: Florida House 26 (Rivera v. Garcia): Third Time is a Charm for Cuban Democrat Sean D. Foreman Chapter 7: Illinois District 10 (Dold v. Schneider): A Fight between Demographics and Dollars Jeffrey Ashley and Christophe Amegan Chapter 8: Illinois District 17 (Schilling v. Bustos): A Carefully Constructed Gerrymander Dooms an Incumbent William K. Hall and Kyle D. McEvilly Chapter 9: New York House 24 (Buerkle v. Maffei v. Rozum): Rematch goes to the Democrat Jeffrey Kraus Chapter 10: Ohio House 6 (Johnson v. Wilson): Same Players, New Field Will Miller Chapter 11: Texas House 23 (Canseco v. Gallego): Congressional Bellwether, Partisan Prophet: Texas 23 and the Past, Present, and Future of Party Fortunes Walter Clark Wilson and Christopher Tyler Camarillo Part III: U.S. Senate Elections Chapter 12: Florida (Nelson v. Mack): All Show and No Go Peter Bergerson and Margaret Banyan Chapter 13: Massachusetts (Brown vs. Warren): The Professor v. The Model: How grassroots organizing and fundraising returned a Democrat to Ted Kennedy's former seat. Joe Caiazzo Chapter 14: Missouri (Akin v. McCaskill): "It Ain't Over 'Til It's Over": Missouri's Tumultuous and Unpredictable Senate Contest Kimberly L. Casey and Michelle Wade Chapter 15: Ohio (Brown v. Mandel): The Key to a Majority: A Very Expensive and Dirty Campaign William Binning and Sunil Ahuja Chapter 16: Virginia (Allen vs. Kaine): Clash of the Titans Bob N. Roberts Chapter 17: Wisconsin (Baldwin v. Thompson): The Most Negative Senate Race in State History Tom Lansford Part IV: Conclusions Chapter 18: The Legacy of the 2012 Congressional Election Robert Dewhirst Index About the Contributorsshow more