Tea Party Effects on 2010 U.S. Senate Elections Stuck in the Middle to Lose

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  • Copyright: 2011-11-30
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While much media attention has been devoted to the Tea Party and its followers, little political analysis has been undertaken to assess their effects in different contexts throughout the country. Tea Party Effects on 2010 U.S. Senate Elections offers readers an insightful, comprehensive analysis of Tea Party's impact on the 2010 campaigns for United States Senate through chapters written by experts in their respective states. By describing the context and happenings of each race while analyzing all the campaigns decisions, the editors offer a timely and critical assessment of the impact the Tea Party played in shaping the 112th Congress' Senate. The 2010 season presented Americans in affected states with an election cycle that is relatively unrivaled in history. At least fourteen states have seen primary and general elections impacted to some extent by the presence of a movement that has the potential to be both broad and deep across the country. It is imperative to assess the strategies utilized by Tea Party candidates in primary and general elections along with the strategies employed by their opponents in both.

Author Biography

William J. Miller is assistant professor of political science at Southeast Missouri State University. Jeremy D. Walling is associate professor of political science at Southeast Missouri State University.

Table of Contents

List of Tablesp. ix
List of Figuresp. xi
Forewordp. xii
Prefacep. xvii
A Whole 'Nother Kind of Tea Parryp. 1
The Tea Party Movement in America: Fed Up or Simply Flamboyant?p. 3
All Aboard the Tea Party Expressp. 29
Guess Who's Coming to Dinner in Delaware?p. 31
The Tea Party Angle in the Nevada Senate Racep. 47
That's Murkowski with an "I": The Tea Party Express in the 2010 Alaska Senate Electionp. 67
Running Right in Pennsylvania: Pat Toomey's Early Blueprint for Electoral Successp. 85
Tea for Only Two: The Ousting of Utah Senator Robert Bennettp. 105
Marco Rubio in Florida: The First Tea Party Senator-Or Not?p. 121
Poster Child for the Tea Party: Rand Paul of Kentuckyp. 141
The Tea Party Shuffle: Moderates Take Two Steps Rightp. 173
Tough Talk at the Border: The 2010 U.S. Senate Election in Arizonap. 175
The Granite State: A Little Late to the Partyp. 195
Using the Rhetoric without Fully Committingp. 213
Throwing Tea into the Pacificp. 215
No Grizzlies in the Appalachians: The Absence of Tea Party Effects on the West Virginia Senate Racep. 233
Tea Party Politics in a Blue State: Dino Rossi and the 2010 Washington Senate Electionp. 255
A Purple Haze All Around: Messaging, Political Acumen, and Money in the Colorado Senate Racep. 273
No Tea for Me: Mark Kirk and the 2010 Race for the Illinois Senate Seatp. 303
Mr. Johnson's Taste of Teap. 319
The Impact of the Tea Partyp. 349
Tea Party Redux: Making Sense of the Midterm Senate Electionsp. 351
Adding Pieces to the Chess Set: New Players for an Old Gamep. 361
Indexp. 375
About the Editorsp. 381
About the Contributorsp. 383
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