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NEW TO THIS EDITION: • Provides an overview of Donald Trump’s campaign to help students understand the context and factors that led to him winning the election. • Thorough analysis of the role that media and money played in the elections provides a framework for understanding election results. •Provides insights into Congressional elections, their outcomes, and impact. KEY FEATURES: • On an incredibly fast production cycle, this volume publishes just 5 months after the election, bringing needed insight and analysis of the 2016 elections. • Tables, figures, and maps effectively display data and data analysis.

The Nominations: The Road to a Much-Disliked General Election
2 The nominations: The road to a much-disliked general election
William G. Mayer

At the end of a remarkably unpredictable election, I can, I believe, make one prediction with some assurance: Political scientists and historians will be studying and puzzling over the 2016 election for many years to come. Although many different questions will be asked about this election, some of the most intriguing concern the presidential nominations. How and why did the two major American parties choose Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump to be their presidential standard-bearers? Given the issues and powers at stake, given the significance that is invariably ascribed to the office of the presidency, how could the Democrats and Republicans have conferred their ...

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