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If the lead-up to November is any indication, it looks like we are in for another exciting contest of rival campaigns, parties, and ideas. Once again, CQ Press provides your students with an insider's guide to the 2012 elections. Journalist and political analyst Bob Benenson lays out a road map to help students understand:
Bob Benenson is a veteran political analyst who wrote and edited at Congressional Quarterly in Washington, D.C., for 30 years. For 11 years (1998-2009), he was CQ's politics editor, and over six election cycles, he headed the company's well-regarded team that covered presidential, congressional, and gubernatorial elections, the longest tenure for anyone who held that position. Benenson is now a freelance journalist and blogger living in Chicago.
Table of Contents
|Obama: Timely Rebound, but Reelection Not Assured||p. 1|
|Prelude to 2012: A Wildly Swinging Political Pendulum||p. 4|
|2008: Obama, Democrats Dominate but Inherit an Economic Crisis||p. 4|
|Democratic Agenda Prompts Conservative "Tea Party" Backlash||p. 7|
|2010: Republicans Take Back the House, Trim Democrats' Senate Edge||p. 11|
|Obama's Appeal Sags, but Voters Weary of GOP Confrontation||p. 13|
|The Republican Nominating Campaign's Long and Winding Road||p. 17|
|Voters' Lukewarm Reception for Front-Runner Romney||p. 17|
|Gaffes, Flawed Campaigns Cull Crowded Field||p. 20|
|Despite Setbacks, Romney Bobs to the Top||p. 22|
|November Outlook: It's the Economy, Mainly||p. 29|
|Jobs, Jobs, Jobs||p. 30|
|Inequality: Obama's Trump Card?||p. 32|
|Health Care and the Supreme Court||p. 33|
|Avoiding Foreign Policy Tripwires||p. 35|
|The Electoral Vote "Batdefield"||p. 37|
|The Fights for Congress||p. 40|
|The Senate Campaign Landscape||p. 41|
|Democratic Seats Most at Risk||p. 42|
|New Mexico||p. 43|
|North Dakota||p. 46|
|Republican Seats Most at Risk||p. 47|
|House: Ain't Mean a Thing if It Ain't Got That Swing||p. 49|
|Republicans Have Best Governor Race Opportunities||p. 50|
|New Hampshire||p. 51|
|North Carolina||p. 51|
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