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Title The rise of the West in presidential elections [electronic resource] / edited by Jennifer L. Robinson and W. David Patton.

Imprint Salt Lake City : University of Utah Press, c2010.


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Description xi, 163 p. : ill., maps.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents The ascendancy of the west in national politics / W. David Patton -- Finding the west in a western primary / Daniel Levin -- The 2008 presidential nomination calendar / Barbara Norrander -- Lessons from the 1988 southern regional primary / Barbara Norrander -- Voter decision making on the heels of Iowa and New Hampshire / Lonna Rae Atkeson -- Moving the conversation west / Travis N. Ridout, Brandon Rottinghaus -- The effects of moving up western states' nominating contests / Christopher C. Hull -- America's new swing region / Jennifer L. Robinson.
Summary "The American West is a region unique in the United States, not only for its natural landscapes and climate, but also its dynamic economy, rich culture and history, and regional identity. Each of these characteristics creates distinctive interests and issues that impact public policy in the West. Consistently, however, the West has been largely ignored by presidential candidates who remain uninterested in the few electoral votes to be won in the region. The 2008 presidential election demonstrated that such an attitude toward western states appears to be shifting, as are the dynamics of the presidential primary system as a whole. As western populations have increased, so too has the political clout of the region." "The Rise of the West in Presidential Elections explores the changing role of the region in national elections. The prominence of Nevada as an early caucus state, Denver's role as the host city of the 2008 Democratic National Convention, as well as increased candidate visitation and media expenditure, point to the rising importance of the region, an importance that political candidates will increasingly need to recognize. The book examines the political advantages and barriers to the creation of a regional primary for western states, a move that could further change the influence of the West on the national agenda and highlight western issues and values." "The contributors to The Rise of the West in Presidential Elections analyze the process of nominating presidential candidates, review the issues that make western states a united region unique in the political process, and explore the shifting national dynamics that enable these changes. The book helps explain the primary process, as well as the nuances of political maneuvering between states jockeying for position at the front of the election process."--BOOK JACKET.
Reproduction Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, MI : ProQuest, 2016. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest affiliated libraries.
Subject Presidents -- United States -- Election.
Elections -- United States.
Elections -- West (U.S.)
West (U.S.) -- Politics and government -- 21st century.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Added Author Robinson, Jennifer L. (Jennifer Lynn), 1976-
Patton, W. David.
ProQuest (Firm)
ISBN 9780874809589 (pbk.)
0874809584 (pbk.)

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