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Praised for combining solid empirical research with real-world politics, Paul Herrnson provides a thorough and balanced assessment of congressional campaigns and elections. Arguing that successful candidates actually run two campaigns one for votes, the other for resources Congressional Elections shows how this dual strategy affects not only who wins individual races, but who impacts representation in Congress more broadly, and ultimately the entire electoral system. Using campaign data, original survey research, and hundreds of interviews with candidates and political insiders, Herrnson systematically analyzes candidate, party, and PAC strategies to give students a feel for how these crucial avenues of political influence converge. Case studies of individual campaigns are woven throughout to paint vivid portraits of real people raising money, giving speeches, serving constituents, and tackling important policy issues. New coverage and analysis include:
About the Author:
Paul S. Herrnson (Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison) is Director of the Center for American Politics and Citizenship and professor of government and politics at the University of Maryland. He is the author of Party Campaigning in the 1980s (1988) and co-author of The Financiers of Congressional Elections (forthcoming 2003). He is co-editor of several volumes, including Playing Hardball: Campaigning for the U.S. Congress (2000), Multiparty Politics in America, 2nd ed. (2002), War Stories from Capitol Hill (2003), and Responsible Partisanship? The Evolution of American Political Parties in the Post-War Era, (2003). He has written numerous articles on Congress, campaign finance, political parties, elections, and campaign ethics. He has served as an American Political Science Association Congressional Fellow and has received several teaching awards, including an Excellence in Teaching Award from the University of Maryland.
Title: Congressional Elections: Campaigning at Home...
Publisher: Cq Pr
Publication Date: 1995
Book Condition: very good
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