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Doorstep democracy : face-to-face politics in the heartland

Author: James H Read
Publisher: Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press, ©2008.
Series: JSTOR EBA.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The famous Tip O'Neill axiom "all politics is local" comes alive in this chronicle of Democrat James H. Read's hard-fought but unsuccessful--by 98 votes--bid for state legislature in the socially conservative communities of Stearns and Morrison Counties, Minnesota. Read door-knocked 7,500 households during his campaign, visiting with voters and engaging in genuine dialogue on doorsteps from St. Anthony to St.  Read more...
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Read, James H., 1958-
Doorstep democracy.
Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press, ©2008
(DLC) 2008020781
(OCoLC)228427259
Material Type: Document, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: James H Read
ISBN: 9780816666591 0816666598
OCLC Number: 318224195
Description: 1 online resource (xxi, 199 pages) : map
Contents: Introduction : political campaigns as conversation --
How I got into this --
Doorstep conversations --
Media messages --
Dollars and private promises --
Abortive dialogue --
Countdown, recount, and retrospect --
Conclusion : door-knocking democracy.
Series Title: JSTOR EBA.
Responsibility: James H. Read.
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The famous Tip O'Neill axiom "all politics is local" comes alive in this chronicle of Democrat James H. Read's hard-fought but unsuccessful--by 98 votes--bid for state legislature in the socially conservative communities of Stearns and Morrison Counties, Minnesota. Read door-knocked 7,500 households during his campaign, visiting with voters and engaging in genuine dialogue on doorsteps from St. Anthony to St. Joseph. At once a memoir of a hard-fought contest and a meditation on the state of American democracy, Read's work contrasts the modern media-driven political campaign, where candidates gle.

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