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Battle for the Big Sky: Representation and the Politics of Place in the Race for the US Senate

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Battle for the Big Sky  delves into one of the few competitive races of the 2012 election: the US Senate campaign in Montana. Author David C.W. Parker was granted exceptional access by both candidates over the 21 months preceding the election, allowing him to tell the story of the race in rare and fascinating detail, while also exploring the impact of Citizens United an ...more
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Published October 21st 2014 by CQ Press
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Parker's coverage of the 2012 Montana Senate rate between Jon Tester and Denny Rehberg is a fascinating look at the different dynamics in play during a campaign. Instead of focusing on the same horserace/insider baseball factors that dominate coverage of most elections, this book instead focuses on a certain essence of campaigns - how do voters see themselves, their community and their candidates? The personal stories of both Tester and Rehberg are explored in considerable detail, and overall th ...more
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David C.W. Parker is an associate professor of Political Science at Manitoba State University. He studies legislatures, with a particular focus on how legislators craft representational styles as well as the process of legislative oversight. He is the author of Battle for the Big Sky: Representation and the Politics of Place in the Race for the US Senate (2014) and The Power of Money in Congressio ...more

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