Renowned political analyst Larry J. Sabato once again brings together the nation's most insightful analysts and astute observers of American politics to examine the Pendulum Swing midterm elections of 2010. Pendulum Swing dissects the political momentum that lead significant Republican gains in the Senate, House, and Governorships. While many political observers only offer a high-level overview of the events and factors that shape the outcome, Dr. Sabato and his team of contributing experts delve into the overlooked details to offer unique analysis from several different angles.
ContentsPendulum swing / Larry Sabato
Right turn: the 2010 midterm elections / Alan I. Abramowitz
The battle for the Senate: the Republicans fall short / Rhodes Cook
The 2020 gubernatorial elections / Thad Beyle
Bringing down the House: reliving the GOP's historic House gains / Isaac T. Wood
Money worries: campaign financing and spending in the 2010 elections / Michael Cornfield
The impact of the federal election laws on the 2010 midterm election / Michael E. Toner, Karen E. Trainer
Midterm media explosion / Diana Owen
California: the great exception / John J. Pitney, Jr.
The perils of holding a Tea Party at high altitude: Colorado's Senate and gubernatorial elections in 2010 / Seth E. Masket
Of witches' brew and Tea Party too!: 2010 Delaware Senate race / Samuel B. Hoff
Florida: a "red tide" beaches all Democrats running statewide: U.S. Senate and gubernatorial races highly nationalized / Susan A. Macmanus, with the assistance of Mary L. Moss and David J. Bonanza
As far as politics goes
Illinois' governor and Senate races / Paul Green
Indiana Senate: Bayh dominoes / Brian A. Howey
Iowa's 2010 gubernatorial race: money, the economy, and same-sex marriage / Caroline Tolbert, with Amanda Frost-Keller
"Not that expensive, but certainly nasty and weird": the 2010 Kentucky Senate race / Laurie A. Rhodebeck
The Maryland governor's race: the Old Line State bucks the national tide / Paul S. Herrnson, Thomas F. Schaller
Breaking the wave: the Massachusetts gubernatorial race of 2010 / Agnes Bain
The Republican revival in Michigan / Michael W. Traugott
Bellwether backdrop for Blunt's blowout: the Missouri Senate race / Jo Mannies
A tale of two Reids: Nevada's Senate and governor races of 2010 / Jon Ralston
New Hampshire: the swing state swings right / Dante Scala
New York: a protest opportunity squandered / Jeffrey M. Stonecash
The 2010 Ohio midterms: Senate and governor / Jonathan Riskind, Joe Hallett
Pennsylvania: an open-seat governor's race and a Senate incumbent loses / G. Terry Madonna
2010 Rhode Island governor's race / Steve Peoples
South Carolina governor's race / John O'Connor
Texas governor's race / Jay Root.
-- Elections, 2010.
Elections -- United States -- History -- 21st century.
Political campaigns -- United States -- History -- 21st century.
Governors -- United States -- Election.
United States -- Politics and government -- 2009-2017
|Publisher|| Boston :Longman,2011
x, 394 pages : illustrations, maps ; 22 cm
Includes bibliographical references.