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Title The roads to Congress 2016 : American elections in a divided landscape / Sean D. Foreman, Marcia L. Godwin, editors.
Imprint Cham, Switzerland : Palgrave Macmillan, [2018]

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Subject United States. Congress -- Elections, 2016.
Political campaigns -- United States -- History -- 21st century -- Case studies.
Elections -- United States -- History -- 21st century -- Case studies.
United States -- Politics and government -- 2009-2017.
Alt Name Foreman, Sean D., 1969-
Godwin, Marcia L.,
Description 1 online resource (xxii, 407 pages) : illustrations
Contents Preface; Acknowledgements; Contents; List of Figures; List of Tables; Editors and Contributors; Part I Setting the Context; Chapter 1 Sorting Out the 2016 U.S. Elections ; The Setting; 114th Congress; The 2016 Campaigns; Incumbents (Still) Rule; The Design of the Book; References; Chapter 2 Voting Behavior in the 114th Congress ; What Causes Races to Be Competitive?; Do Members in Competitive Races Behave Differently Than Other Members?; Presidential Support and Party Unity; Key Votes; Support for Donald Trump; Voting Behavior in the 114th Congress and the 2016 Election Results; Analysis.
Campaign AccountsReflection on 2016; References; Chapter 5 Broken, Cracked, and Missed Ceilings: Female and Minority Candidates in the Congressional Races of 2016 ; Racial/Ethnic Minorities and Gender: The 2016 Election in Perspective; Women's Races: Senate; Women's Races: House of Representatives; Minority Races: House of Representatives; LGBT Candidates; Analysis; References; Part II U.S. House of Representatives; Chapter 6 California 49th Congressional District: A Near Upset in the Golden State ; The 49th Congressional District; The Candidates; Darrell Issa; Doug Applegate; Campaign Issues.
ImmigrationPresident Obama's Record and Donald Trump; Campaign Strategy; Election Results and Aftermath; References; Chapter 7 Colorado Sixth Congressional District: Moderate Policy Positions and Distance from Trump Help a Republican Incumbent Fight off Another Strong Democratic Challenge ; Characteristics of Colorado's 6th Congressional District; The Candidates; Mike Coffman; Past Victories; Redistricting and 2012; The 2014 Challenge; Primary Contests in 2016; Morgan Carroll; Campaign Issues; Immigration; Veterans Administration (VA); Women's Issues; Environmental Issues; Economic Platforms.
Campaign StrategyAdvertising and Media; Campaign Finance; Reactions to Trump; Election Outcome; Analysis; References; Chapter 8 Florida Congressional Districts: The Names Change but Party Domination Stays the Same ; Florida's Congressional Politics; Around the State; North Florida (Tallahassee and Jacksonville); Central Florida (Orlando); Southwest Florida (Tampa/St. Petersburg); Southeast Florida (Palm Beach, Broward, and Miami-Dade Counties); Analysis; References; Chapter 9 Illinois 10th Congressional District: Re-rematch in Chicago Suburbs.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary 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.
Note Online resource; title from PDF title page (EBSCO, viewed October 16, 2017).
ISBN 9783319580944 (electronic bk.)
3319580949 (electronic bk.)
ISBN/ISSN 10.1007/978-3-319-58094-4
OCLC # 1005353967
Additional Format Printed edition: 9783319580937