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The roads to Congress 2016 : American elections in a divided landscape

Author: Sean D Foreman; Marcia L Godwin
Publisher: Cham, Switzerland : Palgrave Macmillan, [2018] ©2018
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book analyzes both local and national House and Senate campaigns in the 2016 election to reveal how distinctive campaign dynamics have a collective national impact. Featuring detailed case studies of ten competitive House races and twelve high-profile U.S. Senate campaigns, the volume provides a deep analysis of campaign dynamics and the polarizing effects of the presidential campaigns of Donald Trump and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Case studies
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Additional Physical Format: Printed edition:
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Sean D Foreman; Marcia L Godwin
ISBN: 9783319580944 3319580949
OCLC Number: 1005353967
Description: 1 online resource (xxii, 407 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Preface; Acknowledgements; Contents; List of Figures; List of Tables; Editors and Contributors; Part I Setting the Context; Chapter 1 Sorting Out the 2016 U.S. Elections ; The Setting; 114th Congress; The 2016 Campaigns; Incumbents (Still) Rule; The Design of the Book; References; Chapter 2 Voting Behavior in the 114th Congress ; What Causes Races to Be Competitive?; Do Members in Competitive Races Behave Differently Than Other Members?; Presidential Support and Party Unity; Key Votes; Support for Donald Trump; Voting Behavior in the 114th Congress and the 2016 Election Results; Analysis. Campaign AccountsReflection on 2016; References; Chapter 5 Broken, Cracked, and Missed Ceilings: Female and Minority Candidates in the Congressional Races of 2016 ; Racial/Ethnic Minorities and Gender: The 2016 Election in Perspective; Women's Races: Senate; Women's Races: House of Representatives; Minority Races: House of Representatives; LGBT Candidates; Analysis; References; Part II U.S. House of Representatives; Chapter 6 California 49th Congressional District: A Near Upset in the Golden State ; The 49th Congressional District; The Candidates; Darrell Issa; Doug Applegate; Campaign Issues. ImmigrationPresident Obama's Record and Donald Trump; Campaign Strategy; Election Results and Aftermath; References; Chapter 7 Colorado Sixth Congressional District: Moderate Policy Positions and Distance from Trump Help a Republican Incumbent Fight off Another Strong Democratic Challenge ; Characteristics of Colorado's 6th Congressional District; The Candidates; Mike Coffman; Past Victories; Redistricting and 2012; The 2014 Challenge; Primary Contests in 2016; Morgan Carroll; Campaign Issues; Immigration; Veterans Administration (VA); Women's Issues; Environmental Issues; Economic Platforms. Campaign StrategyAdvertising and Media; Campaign Finance; Reactions to Trump; Election Outcome; Analysis; References; Chapter 8 Florida Congressional Districts: The Names Change but Party Domination Stays the Same ; Florida's Congressional Politics; Around the State; North Florida (Tallahassee and Jacksonville); Central Florida (Orlando); Southwest Florida (Tampa/St. Petersburg); Southeast Florida (Palm Beach, Broward, and Miami-Dade Counties); Analysis; References; Chapter 9 Illinois 10th Congressional District: Re-rematch in Chicago Suburbs.
Responsibility: Sean D. Foreman, Marcia L. Godwin, editors.

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