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The Resource Getting primaried : the changing politics of congressional primary challenges, Robert G. Boatright

Getting primaried : the changing politics of congressional primary challenges, Robert G. Boatright

Label
Getting primaried : the changing politics of congressional primary challenges
Title
Getting primaried
Title remainder
the changing politics of congressional primary challenges
Statement of responsibility
Robert G. Boatright
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Each of the past few election cycles has featured at least one instance of "primarying," a challenge to an incumbent on the grounds that he or she is not sufficiently partisan. For many observers, such races signify an increasingly polarized electorate and an increasing threat to moderates of both parties. In Getting Primaried, Robert G. Boatright shows that primary challenges are not becoming more frequent; they wax and wane in accordance with partisan turnover in Congress. The recent rise of primarying corresponds to the rise of national fundraising bases and new types of partisan organizations supporting candidates around the country. National fundraising efforts and interest group-supported primary challenges have garnered media attention disproportionate to their success in winning elections. Such challenges can work only if groups focus on a small number of incumbents. Getting Primaried makes several key contributions to congressional scholarship. It presents a history of congressional primary challenges over the past forty years, measuring the frequency of competitive challenges and distinguishing among types of challenges. It provides a correction to accounts of the link between primary competition and political polarization. Further, this study offers a new theoretical understanding of the role of interest groups in congressional elections."--Publisher's website
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Boatright, Robert G
Dewey number
324.273/154
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
JK1976
LC item number
.B573 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Legislative politics & policy making
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • United States
  • Political campaigns
Label
Getting primaried : the changing politics of congressional primary challenges, Robert G. Boatright
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Introduction: an epidemic of "primarying"? -- Congressional primary challenges: a brief history and a theoretical explanation -- When and why congressional primary challenges happen -- The financing of congressional primary challenges -- The consequences of congressional primary challenges -- Interest groups and congressional primaries -- Conclusions
Control code
818659544
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
viii, 263 pages
Isbn
9780472118700
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2012042611
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40022156652
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)818659544
Label
Getting primaried : the changing politics of congressional primary challenges, Robert G. Boatright
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Introduction: an epidemic of "primarying"? -- Congressional primary challenges: a brief history and a theoretical explanation -- When and why congressional primary challenges happen -- The financing of congressional primary challenges -- The consequences of congressional primary challenges -- Interest groups and congressional primaries -- Conclusions
Control code
818659544
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
viii, 263 pages
Isbn
9780472118700
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2012042611
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40022156652
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)818659544

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