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Becoming a candidate : political ambition and the decision to run for office / by Lawless, Jennifer L.,1975-;
"This book is about political ambition - who has it, how it is fostered, and how it evolves"--"Becoming a Candidate: Political Ambition and the Decision to Run for Office explores the factors that drive political ambition at the earliest stages. Using data from a comprehensive survey of thousands of eligible candidates, Jennifer L. Lawless systematically investigates what compels certain citizens to pursue elective positions and others to recoil at the notion. Lawless assesses personal factors, such as race, gender, and family dynamics, that affect an eligible candidate's likelihood of considering a run for office. She also focuses on eligible candidates' professional lives and attitudes toward the political system"--Includes bibliographical references and index.1. Mudslinging, money-grubbing, and mayhem: who would ever run for office? -- 2. The decision to run for office: the theoretical and methodological approach -- 3. Political ambition in the candidate eligibility pool -- 4. Barack Obama and 18 million cracks in the glass ceiling: sex, race, and political ambition -- 5. You could be president someday! early socialization, the role of family, and political ambition -- 6. On-the-job training: professional circumstances and the decision to run for office -- 7. You think I should run for office? political parties, political recruitment, and political ambition -- 8. Biting the bullet: deciding to run for office -- 9. Future patterns of candidate emergence and studies of political ambition.
Subjects: Political candidates; Political candidates;
© c2012., Cambridge University Press,
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Identical / by Turow, Scott.;
A mayoral candidate's brother is released from prison 25 years after pleading guilty to the murder of his girlfriend, a situation that leads to the re-opening of the case.
Subjects: Twins; Ex-convicts; Political candidates;
© 2013., Grand Central Publishing,
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Identical [sound recording] / by Turow, Scott.; Leyva, Henry.;
Read by Henry Leyva.Based loosely on the myth of Castor and Pollux, this is the story of identical twins Paul and Cass Giannis and the complex relationships between their family and their former neighbors, the Kronons. The novel focuses principally on events in 2008, when Paul is a candidate for Mayor of Kindle County, and Cass is released from the penitentiary, 25 years after pleading guilty to the murder of his girlfriend, Athena Kronon. The plot centers on the re-investigation of Athena's murder, carried out together by Evon Miller, an ex-FBI agent who is the head of security for the Kronon family business ZP, and private investigator Tim Brodie, 81, a former homicide detective. The complex web of murder, sex, and betrayal-as only Scott Turow could weave-dramatically unfolds, and the chilling truth is revealed: people will believe what they want to believe.
Subjects: Suspense fiction.; Audiobooks.; Twins; Brothers; Murder; Ex-convicts; Political candidates;
© cp2013., Hachette Audio,
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It still takes a candidate : why women don't run for office / by Lawless, Jennifer L.,1975-; Fox, Richard Logan,1967-aut;
Subjects: Women; Political participation; Women political candidates; Women; Sex role;
© 2010., Cambridge University Press,
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Freedom is not enough : black voters, black candidates, and American presidential politics / by Walters, Ronald W.;
Includes bibliographical references (p. 223-225) and index.Black empowerment and the 1965 voting rights act -- Leverage politics and the 1984 and 1988 Jackson campaigns -- Black mobilization in the presidential elections of 1992, 1996, and 1998 -- Diluting black voting power: the supreme court in the 1990s and the 2000 presidential election in Florida -- Election reform: revisiting the right to vote -- Leverage politics and the 2004 primary election scenario: the Sharpton and Moseley Braun campaigns -- Black turnout and the 2004 presidential election -- The 1965 voting rights act: leveraging the power of the black vote.
Subjects: United States.; African Americans; African Americans; African Americans; Presidents; Presidents; Presidential candidates;
© 2007., Rowman & Littlefield Publishers,
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In it to win : electing Madam President / by Han, Lori Cox.;
"When will the United States elect its first woman president? Many political observers believed that Hillary Clinton would win the White House in 2008, and many still believe she is a strong contender for 2016. Yet, while many believe that electing the first woman president is not a question of if, but who and when, media speculation on the topic has yet to move it from an interesting talking point to political reality. The question remains: Just how close are we to breaking this final political glass ceiling? By merging the two literatures of women and politics (especially women as candidates) and presidential campaigns and elections, a winning strategy for women candidates can emerge by analyzing what political science research tells us from past campaigns and what we can expect in the future"--Includes bibliographical references and index.Electing Madam president -- Women as candidates -- The invisible primary -- The nomination process -- The general election -- A look ahead : 2016 and Beyond.
Subjects: Women presidents; Women presidential candidates; Presidents; Political culture;
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Primary politics : everything you need to know about how America nominates its presidential candidates / by Kamarck, Elaine Ciulla.;
Includes bibliographical references (pages 191-208) and index.1. The good old days? : when parties controlled nominations and primaries were to be avoided at all costs -- 2. Sequence as strategy : how Jimmy Carter "got it" and taught subsequent presidential candidates the new rules of the road -- 3. The fight to be first : why Iowa and New Hampshire dominate presidential nominating politics -- 4. Proportional representation : why Democrats use it and Republicans don't -- 5. Devil in the details : how the delegate count shapes modern nominating campaigns -- 6. Do conventions matter anymore? : superdelegates, the Robot Rule, and the modern nominating convention -- 7. The problem of "The Decider.""Explores one of the most important questions in American politics--how we narrow the list of presidential candidates every four years. Focuses on how presidential candidates have sought to alter the rules in their favor and how their failures and successes have led to even more change"--Provided by publisher.
Subjects: Presidents; Presidential candidates;
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The highest glass ceiling : women's quest for the American presidency / by Fitzpatrick, Ellen F.(Ellen Frances).;
Includes bibliographical references (pages 259-302) and index.Victoria Woodhull : "A very conspicuous position" -- Margaret Chase Smith : "The elephant has an attractive face" -- Shirley Chisholm : "Shake it up, make it change" -- 2016."A woman will one day occupy the Oval Office because women themselves have made it inevitable, says best-selling historian Ellen Fitzpatrick. She tells the remarkable 150-year story of the candidates, voters, activists, and citizens who, despite overwhelming odds against women in politics, set their sights on the highest glass ceiling in the land."--Provided by publisher.
Subjects: Woodhull, Victoria C. (Victoria Claflin), 1838-1927.; Smith, Margaret Chase, 1897-1995.; Chisholm, Shirley, 1924-2005.; Women; Presidential candidates; Women presidential candidates;
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The contender / by Lurie, Rod,1962-screenwriter,director.; Groupé, Larry.composer.; Oldman, Gary.actor.; Allen, Joan,1956-actor.; Bridges, Jeff,1949-actor.; Slater, Christian.actor.; Petersen, William L.,1953-actor.; Hall, Philip Baker,1931-actor.; Rubinek, Saul,1948-actor.; Elliott, Sam,1944-actor.; Dreamworks Pictures.; Cinerenta (Firm); Cinecontender (Firm); Battleground Productions.; SE8 Group.; DreamWorks Home Entertainment (Firm);
DVD; DTS 5.1 surround, Dolby digital 5.1 surround, Dolby 2.0 surround; 1.85:1 anamorphic widescreen format.Gary Oldman, Joan Allen, Jeff Bridges, Christian Slater, William Petersen, Philip Baker Hall, Saul Rubinek, Sam Elliott.Director of photography, Denis Maloney; production designer, Alexander Hammond; editor, Michael Jablow; music, Larry Groupé.Rated R.Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards: Alan J. Pakula Award.As soon as a woman is nominated to replace the deceased vice president of the USA, her political enemies search in her private life for ways to bring her down.In depth commentary with director Rod Lurie and actress Joan Allen -- Deleted scenes -- A fascinating behind the scenes featurette "The making of a political thriller" -- Theatrical trailer -- Production notes -- Cast & filmmaker biographies.
Subjects: Feature films.; Video recordings for the hearing impaired.; Vice-Presidential candidates; Women politicians; Politics, Practical;
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The bridge : the life and rise of Barack Obama / by Remnick, David.;
Includes bibliographical references (pages 623-629) and index.Prologue: The Joshua generation -- A complex fate -- Surface and undertow -- Nobody knows my name -- Black metropolis -- Ambition -- A narrative of ascent -- Somebody nobody sent -- Black enough -- The wilderness campaign -- Reconstruction -- A righteous wind -- A slight madness -- The sleeping giant -- In the racial funhouse -- The book of Jeremiah -- "How long? Not long?" -- To the White House -- Epilogue -- Epiloge to the Vintage edition.Examines the experiences of Barack Obama's life and explores the ambition behind his rise to the presidency, from his relationship with his parents to how social and racial tensions influenced his philosophy.
Subjects: Obama, Barack.; United States. Congress. Senate; Presidents; Presidential candidates; African American politicians; African American legislators; Legislators;
© 2011., Vintage Books,
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