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|Material Type:||Internet resource|
|Document Type:||Book, Internet Resource|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
Michael J Goff
|ISBN:||0742535673 9780742535671 0742535681 9780742535688|
|Description:||xxiv, 203 pages ; 24 cm|
|Contents:||Introduction: "the money primary" in the early presidential nomination process --
The early presidential nomination campaign and presidential campaign finance in the political science literature --
Research plan and methodology for examining "the money primary" --
The cases of 1988 and 2000: the two all non-incumbent presidential nomination races of the post-reform era --
Early campaign fund-raising success and candidate viability --
Media coverage of campaign fund-raising and candidate viability --
"The money primary" and presidential selection --
Afterword: new directions for presidential nomination reform.
|Responsibility:||Michael J. Goff.|
"The election years of 1988 and 2000 stand out among recent presidential nomination campaigns because they were two elections in which both major parties had open nomination contests. In this book, Michael J. Goff looks at the pre-candidacy and early candidacy periods of each of these election cycles and the decisive impact that the money primary had on both. His study confirms the pivotal importance of money and media coverage in a successful nomination bid and suggests the advent of yet a new period in the ever-evolving system of presidential selection."--Jacket.
Most observers of presidential elections in the United States know that the ability to raise campaign funds has a direct bearing on the ability to get elected. But how many people understand how