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 Election: The Allure of the Outsider

The Election: The Allure of the Outsider

3 The election: The allure of the outsider
Marc J. Hetherington

Just as Cassius Clay did in 1964 when he won the heavyweight boxing title from the supposedly unbeatable Sonny Liston, Donald Trump shook up the world in 2016. Not only was his general election victory over Hillary Clinton completely unanticipated by political commentators and scholars, but his ability to dispatch more than a dozen Republicans—many of them very highly credentialed—in the battle for the Republican party’s nomination was similarly stunning. At the beginning of 2015, Trump seemed the darkest of dark horses. No one other than perhaps the New York real estate mogul himself foresaw that he would run for president. Even midway through that year, when he ...

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