Lottery Wars: Case Studies in Bible Belt Politics, 1986-2005

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Lexington Books, 2007 - Games - 218 pages
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Between 1986 and 2005, nearly every state in the Southeast grappled with one or more proposals for a state-run lottery. The political battles and marketing campaigns leading up to the decisions generated considerable public debate and media attention. Pro-lottery and anti-lottery groups executed costly and labor-intensive campaigns aimed at generating the involvement of the media, politicians, and voters. Using a variety of case studies, Lottery Wars examines those debates and campaigns from both theoretical and practical perspectives. Using thousands of media articles and government documents, in addition to dozens of interviews with politicians, religious leaders, and journalists who covered the campaigns, Bobbitt brings up-to-date the research on state lotteries in the Southeast United States. Accessible and journalistic in style, Lottery Wars is an ideal supplement to any political communication course.
 

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Contents

Pie in the Sky
1
Talking Points
9
Bible Belt Politics Up Close Personal and in Your Face
37
Florida 1986 Trouble in Paradise
49
Georgia 1992 That 33 Percent Will Beat You to Death
67
Alabama 1999 There is No Plan B
79
South Carolina 2000 The Confederate Flag Video Poker and Now This
119
Tennessee 2002 Hardball Politics
143
North Carolina 2005 The Hole in the Doughnut
175
Sources
187
Index
205
About the Author
217
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About the author (2007)

Randy Bobbitt is assistant professor and coordinator, Public Relations Program, Department of Communication Arts at the Fort Walton Beach campus of the University of West Florida.