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Title Interest groups unleashed / Paul S. Herrnson, Christopher J. Deering, Clyde Wilcox, editors.
Imprint Thousand Oaks, Calif. : Sage/CQ Press, [2013]

Subject Pressure groups -- United States -- History -- 21st century.
Elections -- United States -- History -- 21st century.
Alt Name Herrnson, Paul S., 1958-
Deering, Christopher J., 1951-
Wilcox, Clyde, 1953-
Description 1 online resource (xiii, 285 pages) : illustrations
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Note Online resource; title from e-book title screen (ebrary platform, viewed October 30, 2014).
Summary The 2010 US campaign and election was pivotal: the Republican takeover of the House, the advent of 'super PACs', and record-breaking sums spent on a midterm election. More than ever before, interest groups were able to mobilise new resources and new technologies in a shifting set of House and Senate races. This volume explores - in a series of lively case studies - a cross-section of groups, communities, and networks that vividly illustrates the 'unleashing' of interest group activity in the electoral process in response to Citizens United and other court cases and events.
Contents A new era of interest group participation in federal elections / Paul S. Herrnson -- The voice of American business: the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the 2010 elections / Robert G. Boatright -- Drugs, doctors, and hospitals: campaigning post-health care reform / Suzanne M. Robbins -- More bang for the buck? Defense industry contributions and the 2010 elections / Jake Haselswerdt and Christopher J. Deering -- Past as prologue: the electoral influence of corporations / Michael M. Franz -- Onward union soldiers? Organized labor's future in American elections / Peter L. Francia -- It wasn't easy being green in 2010: The League of Conservation voters and the uphill battle to make the environment matter / Ronald G. Shaiko -- Iron law of emulation: American crossroads and crossroads GPS / John J. Pitney Jr. -- Nimble giants: how national interest groups harnessed Tea Party enthusiasm / Jonathan Mummolo -- School of hard knocks: netroots political associations / David Karpf -- Interest groups unleashed: beyond the 2010 election cycle / Paul S. Herrnson, Christopher J. Deering, Clyde Wilcox -- Appendix: Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission (2010).
Note English.
ISBN 9781483301204 (electronic bk.)
1483301206 (electronic bk.)
9781483349367 (ebook)
1483349365 (ebook)
130664013X (ebk)
9781306640138 (ebk)
9781452203782 (pbk.)
1452203784 (pbk.)
OCLC # 877868592
Additional Format Print version: Interest groups unleashed 9781452203782 (DLC) 2012017420 (OCoLC)781831235

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