We Shocked the World: A Case Study of Jesse Ventura's Election as Governor of Minnesota / Edition 1

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We Shocked the World: A Case Study Of Jesse Ventura's Election As Governor of Minnesota describes the election of Jesse Ventura as Minnesota's 38th Governor. Although the text focuses on Ventura's campaign strategy, the election and campaign are placed in the larger context of state politics and governance. This text provides students with in depth information about campaign strategies, funds, governing a state, and other government related topics. The use of Jesse Ventura's campaign process and style of governing as examples of America's Government makes this book a perfect supplement for any introductory American Government textbook.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780030451423
  • Publisher: Elsevier Science & Technology Books
  • Publication date: 6/1/1999
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 50
  • Product dimensions: 7.44 (w) x 8.88 (h) x 0.16 (d)

Table of Contents

Ch. 1 Introduction to Minnesota Politics 1
Populists and Progressives 2
Farmer-Labor Challenges to the Republican Party 2
DFL and Republican Competitiveness 3
Growth of Independent Voters 4
Campaign Finance 5
Primaries and Endorsements 5
Voter Participation 6
Discussion Questions 7
References 7
Ch. 2 Parameter of the 1998 Gubernatoria1 Election 9
Structural Factors 9
Republican and DFL Candidates 10
Current Political, Economic, and Social Indicators 12
Candidate Jesse Ventura 13
Discussion Questions 15
References 16
Ch. 3 Ventura's 1998 Campaign 17
Campaign Strategy, Issues, and Debates 17
Finances 22
Internet 25
Media 26
Discussion Questions 28
References 28
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