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The Roads to Congress 2016, American Elections in a Divided Landscape, edited by Sean D. Foreman, Marcia L. Godwin

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 Hillary Clinton. These studies are contextualized by four thematic chapters that cover the most salient talking points of the 2016 elections, including voter registration laws and congressional candidates' use of Twitter. As penetrating as it is comprehensive, this volume provides readers with a fuller understanding of the dynamics surrounding contemporary American political campaigns.
Table Of Contents
1. Sorting out the 2016 U.S. Elections -- 2. Voting Behavior in the 114th Congress -- 3. Voter Suppression Policies the 2016 Campaign Cycle -- 4. Gauging References to the 2016 Presidential Candidates in House Members' Social Media Posts: What to Tweet When the Top Is Toxic? -- 5. Broken, Cracked, and Missed Ceilings: Female and Minority Candidates in the Congressional Races of 2016 -- 6.California's 49th Congressional District: A near Upset in the Golden State -- 7. Colorado Sixth Congressional District: Moderate Policy Positions and Distance from Trump Help a Republican Incumbent Fight off Another Strong Democratic Challenge -- 8. Florida's Congressional Districts: The Names Change but Party Domination Stays the Same -- 9. Illinois 10th Congressional District: Re-Rematch in Chicago Suburbs -- 10. Iowa First Congressional District: Anomaly or New Normal?.-11. New York Districts 19th, 22nd, and 24th Congressional Districts: Republicans Hold on in One of the Bluest of States -- 12. Texas 23rd Congressional District: Play It Again: A Nationalized Election in Texas's Swingin'est District -- 13. Wisconsin Eighth Congressional District: From Swing Seat to Solidly Republican? -- 14. Arizona Senate Race: McCain Holds on for a Sixth-Term -- 15. California Senate Race: The Anointing of Kamala Harris -- 16. Colorado Senate Race: Republicans Expect to Capture Second Straight Senate Seat, but Fall Short -- 17. Florida Senate Race: If This Campaign Had Been a Prize Fight - They Would Have Stopped It -- 18. Louisiana Senate Race: Republicans Hold the Deep South -- 19. Missouri Senate Race: Now Seeing Red -- 20. Nevada Senate Race: The Reid Machine's Last Stand -- 21. New Hampshire Senate Race: Closest in the Nation -- 22. Ohio Senate Race: A Summer Campaign -- 23. Pennsylvania Senate Race: Calculated Campaigns in a Toss-Up State -- 24. Wisconsin Senate Race: Stunning Upset in the Badger State -- 25. What Have We Learned from the 2016 Elections?
Literary Form
non fiction
1st ed. 2018.
Physical Description
1 online resource (XXII, 407 p. 5 illus.)
Specific Material Designation
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