By Charles S. Bullock III, Dante J. Scala, Daniel C. Reed, Ted G. Jelen, Amy Widestrom, Christopher Dennis, Susan A. MacManus, David J. Bonanza, Mary L. Moss, Joel Turner, Scott Lasley, Geoffrey Peterson University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, Stanley P. Berard,
The 2010 elections have been some of the most hugely expected midterm elections in our nation's contemporary historical past. After the ancient 2008 election, during which the US elected its first black president, Sarah Palin's involvement and the emergence of the Tea social gathering within the 2010 congressional elections had the aptitude to remodel the composition of congress and set the degree for the nation's politics for the subsequent decade, or maybe the following new release.
In this new edited quantity, Charles S. Bullock III collects unique contributions from most sensible political scientists to judge Sarah Palin and the Tea Party's function within the 2010 midterm elections. Key States, excessive Stakes specializes in states the place Republicans had the opportunity to choose up Senate seats, in addition to analyzing GOP Senate primaries in the event that they concerned a Palin or a Tea social gathering nominee dealing with an institution favourite. Bullock concludes the anthology with a bankruptcy at the legacy of the Tea get together and of Sarah Palin on American politics.
One factor is bound. by way of keep watch over of the home and Senate (and its influence on President Obama's coverage agenda), the customers for the 2012 presidential race, and the long term viability of the Tea social gathering move, the stakes within the 2010 midterm elections couldn't were higher.
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With the exception of one televised interview with Jon Ralston (host of the television show Face to Face and columnist for the Las Vegas Sun), Angle confined her media appearances to paid advertising and to conservative talk shows, such as Alan Stock’s Las Vegas radio program. She justified the strategy by explaining that the mainstream media were biased against her and would not cover her campaign fairly (see Damon 2010a). Senator Jim DeMint endorsed Angle the day after the primary, although the endorsement was not widely noted in Nevada.
His PAC collected $380,566 in contributions earmarked for her campaign, contributed $5,000 directly during the general election, and reported $144,963 in independent expenditures on her behalf (CRP 2010). Overall, while Palin’s endorsement may have provided some credibility to O’Donnell’s campaign, she did little else for the Delaware conservative. Pal- ................. 18051$ $CH3 06-07-11 10:59:18 PS PAGE 33 ................. 18051$ $CH3 06-07-11 10:59:18 PS PAGE 34 $5,040,977 (general election only) $3,671,053 ($2,851,243) $6,522,296 $2,337,312 $2,478,520 Total Spent by Candidate $224,296 $130,477 $356,790 $956,998 $12,020 Outside Spending on Behalf of Candidate $699,613 $0 $699,613 $138,037 $109,290 Outside Spending against Candidate Senate Conservatives Fund ($144,963) Tea Party Express ($130,477) Senate Conservatives Fund ($144,963) DSCC ($699,613) Repub.
18051$ $CH3 06-07-11 10:58:50 PS PAGE 27 28 Daniel C. Reed O’Donnell campaign welcomed the endorsement, noting that the support would lend Tea Party credibility to her struggling campaign. The group pledged to spend $250,000 in TV and radio advertising on her behalf. It soon became evident that O’Donnell’s newfound support derived largely from conservative groups’ dislike of Castle and his moderate record. Castle’s votes on economic bills during the early Obama presidency had also earned him the ire of several major fiscally conservative groups, such as the Club for Growth, which gave him the lowest rating of any congressional Republican in 2009 (Club for Growth 2009).
Key States, High Stakes: Sarah Palin, the Tea Party, and the 2010 Elections by Charles S. Bullock III, Dante J. Scala, Daniel C. Reed, Ted G. Jelen, Amy Widestrom, Christopher Dennis, Susan A. MacManus, David J. Bonanza, Mary L. Moss, Joel Turner, Scott Lasley, Geoffrey Peterson University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, Stanley P. Berard,