The Battle for Congress: Iraq, Scandal, and Campaign Finance in the 2006 Election / Edition 1

The Battle for Congress: Iraq, Scandal, and Campaign Finance in the 2006 Election / Edition 1

by David B. Magleby
     
 

This book looks at the changing of the guard in 2006 and speculates on where the system may be heading in 2008. It provides an in-depth examination of the ways in which candidates, interest groups, and parties perceived their opportunities and allocated their campaign resources during the midterm elections. One of the first analyses of the 2006 congressional elections… See more details below

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This book looks at the changing of the guard in 2006 and speculates on where the system may be heading in 2008. It provides an in-depth examination of the ways in which candidates, interest groups, and parties perceived their opportunities and allocated their campaign resources during the midterm elections. One of the first analyses of the 2006 congressional elections and the only one to combine coverage of key election themes including the war in Iraq, political scandal, and campaign finance reform. Examines many of the key competitive races in the 2006 congressional elections including some that will be instrumental in the 2008 elections as well: Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Colorado -site of the 2008 Democratic National Convention and a red state potentially swinging blue. Includes up-to-date and easy-to-read boxed features, tables, and figures with invaluable data for students, scholars, journalists, and legal experts. Demonstrates how the national mood does and does not sway the results of local elections.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781594515552
Publisher:
Paradigm Publishers
Publication date:
01/28/2008
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
264
Product dimensions:
6.32(w) x 9.28(h) x 0.86(d)

Table of Contents


Acknowledgments     xiii
War Games: Issues and Campaign Finance in the Battle for Control of Congress   David B. Magleby   Kelly D. Patterson     1
Rules of Engagement: BCRA and Unanswered Questions   David B. Magleby   Kelly D. Patterson     22
Volatility and Volition: The Pendulum Swings High and Hard in Colorado's Seventh District   Kyle L. Saunders   Robert J. Duffy     62
Independent Actors and Coordinated Campaigns: The Indiana Ninth Congressional District   Marjorie Randon Hershey   Nicholas J. Clark     82
The Minnesota U.S. Senate Race and the Sixth Congressional District Race   William H. Flanigan   Kathryn Pearson   Nancy H. Zingale     101
The 2006 Montana Senate Race   Craig Wilson     125
Close, but Not Close Enough: Democrats Lose Again by the Slimmest Margin in New Mexico's First Congressional District   Lonna Rae Atkeson   Lorraine Tafoya     142
The Battle for Ohio 2006: The Democrats Strike Back   Stephen Brooks   Michael John Burton   David B. Cohen   Daniel Coffey   Anne C. Hanson   Stephen T. Mockabee   John C. Green     167
The 2006 Pennsylvania Senate Race   Robin Kolodny   KyleKreider   Stephen Medvic   Daniel Shea     195
Pennsylvania's Sixth Congressional District   Robin Kolodny   Stephen Medvic     210
Conclusion   David B. Magleby   Kelly D. Patterson     224
Interviews Conducted by CSED Researchers     235
About the Editors and Contributors     239
Index     243

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