Campaigning at Home and in Washington
- Paul S. Herrnson - University of Connecticut, USA
- Costas Panagopoulos - Northeastern University
- Kendall L. Bailey - Northeastern University (Student)
— Bruce A. Larson, Gettysburg College
In Congressional Elections: Campaigning at Home and in Washington authors Paul Herrnson and Costas Panagopoulos combine top-notch research with real-world politics as they argues that successful candidates run two campaigns: one for votes, the other for resources. Using campaign finance data, original survey research, and hundreds of interviews with candidates and political insiders, Herrnson and Panagopoulos look at how this dual strategy affects who wins and how it ultimately shapes the entire electoral system. The Eighth Edition considers the impact of the Internet and social media on campaigning in the 2018 elections; the growing influence of interest groups; and the influence of new voting methods on candidate, party, and voter mobilization tactics.
"It is, in my view, the best of the congressional elections texts."
"In a few words: comprehensive, well-written, and timely. Herrnson was among the first to detect the role of the party-in-the-campaign centered in Washington, D.C., and the intervening years have proved him right."
"This book is an excellent, engaging read in which students can learn a lot about the myths and realities of how congressional elections operate."
Sample Materials & Chapters
Chapter 1. The Strategic Context
Chapter 2. Candidates and Nominations