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Winning in 2012 : CQ Press's guide to the elections

Author: Bob Benenson; CQ Press.
Publisher: Thousand Oaks, Calif. : SAGE Publications, ©2013.
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Overview: If the lead-up to November is any indication, it looks like we are in for another exciting contest of rival campaigns, parties, and ideas. Once again, CQ Press provides your students with an insider's guide to the 2012 elections. Journalist and political analyst Bob Benenson lays out a road map to help students understand: the ups and downs and ins and outs of the nomination process and the primaries; the  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Bob Benenson; CQ Press.
ISBN: 9781452227887 1452227888
OCLC Number: 798220981
Description: v, 52 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Obama: Timely Rebound, But Reelection Not Assured: --
Prelude to 2012: A Wildly Swing Political Pendulum: --
2008: Obama, democrats dominate but inherit an economic crisis --
Democratic agenda prompts conservative "Tea Party" backlash --
2010: Republicans take back the house, trim democrats' senate edge --
Obama's appeal sags, but voters weary of GOP confrontation --
Republican Nominating Campaign's Long And Winding Road: --
Voter's lukewarm reception for front-runner Romney --
Gaffes, flawed campaigns cull crowded field --
Despite setbacks, Romney bobs to the top --
November Outlook: It's The Economy, Mainly: --
Jobs, jobs, jobs --
Inequality: Obama's trump card? --
Health care and the Supreme Court --
Avoiding foreign policy tripwires --
Electoral vote "Battlefield" --
Fights For Congress: --
Senate campaign landscape --
Democratic seats most at risk --
Florida --
Hawaii --
Missouri --
Montana --
Nebraska --
New Mexico --
North Dakota --
Virginia --
Wisconsin --
Republican seats most at risk --
Indiana --
Maine --
Massachusetts --
Nevada --
House: ain't mean a thing if it ain't got the swing --
Republicans Have Best Governor Race Opportunities: --
Montana --
New Hampshire --
North Carolina --
Washington.
Responsibility: Bob Benenson.

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Overview: If the lead-up to November is any indication, it looks like we are in for another exciting contest of rival campaigns, parties, and ideas. Once again, CQ Press provides your students with an insider's guide to the 2012 elections. Journalist and political analyst Bob Benenson lays out a road map to help students understand: the ups and downs and ins and outs of the nomination process and the primaries; the importance of the electoral map and key battleground states; key congressional and gubernatorial contests; the policy issues at play, from the economy, jobs, and tax policy to health care and the Occupy and Tea Party movements; and how these 2012 elections fit within the context of past elections. Winning in 2012 is the perfect jumping-off point for your intro American government course-a resource students can refer to continually as they assess the candidates and make sense of the issues.

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