Pennsylvania Elections: Statewide Contests from 1950-2004 (Google eBook)

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University Press of America, 2006 - Political Science - 203 pages
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Pennsylvania Elections: Statewide Contests, 1950-2004 provides a systematic and thorough analysis of elections in Pennsylvania. The work focuses on voting trends across the state, analyzes the political geography of the state, and develops a narrative of the people and places that have shaped these elections. The book discusses 93 political campaigns and elections in the state and assembles the voting statistics of all 67 counties in the Commonwealth. This is the first time this information has been collected in a single, published volume. Along with this data is a discussion of the candidates and issues that have shaped Pennsylvania for more than a half-century. By combining quantitative political science, political history, and political geography, this book will appeal to those interested in the current shape of Pennsylvania's politics and will serve as a resource for future scholars.
  

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Contents

THE POLITICAL GEOGRAPHY OF PENNSYLVANIA
1
SOUTHEASTERN PENNSYLVANIA
8
SOUTHWESTERN PENNSYLVANIA
16
NORTHEASTERN PENNSYLVANIA
19
CENTRAL PENNSYLVANIA
25
UNITED STATES SENATE ELECTIONS IN PENNSYLVANIA
35
The 1950s
36
The 1960s
49
20002004
114
PENNSYLVANIA ROW OFFICE ELECTIONS
117
INTERNAL AFFAIRS
121
TREASURER
125
AUDITOR GENERAL
139
ATTORNEY GENERAL
155
PRESIDENTIAL ELECTIONS IN PENNSYLVANIA
167
The 1960s
175

The 1970s
55
The 1980s
61
The 1990s
68
20002004
76
PENNSYLVANIA GUBERNATORIAL ELECTIONS The 1950s
81
The 1960s
93
The 1970s
98
The 1980s
104
The 1990s
109
The 1970s
178
The 1980s
181
The 1990s
184
20002004
187
BIBLIOGRAPHY
191
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
193
INDEX
195
Copyright

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About the author (2006)

John J. Kennedy is an Assistant Professor of Political Science at West Chester University. He received his Doctorate of Philosophy in Political Science from Temple University. In addition to this new work, he is the author of The Contemporary Pennsylvania Legislature from University Press of America. He is a regular media analyst on elections in Pennsylvania and New Jersey for various television and radio stations.

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