The Roads to Congress 2016

American Elections in a Divided Landscape

  • Sean D. Foreman
  • Marcia L. Godwin

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxii
  2. Setting the Context

  3. U.S. House of Representatives

  4. U.S. Senate

About this book


This book analyzes both local and national House and Senate campaigns in the 2016 election to reveal how distinctive campaign dynamics have a collective national impact. Featuring detailed case studies of ten competitive House races and twelve high-profile U.S. Senate campaigns, the volume provides a deep analysis of campaign dynamics and the polarizing effects of the presidential campaigns of Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton. These studies are contextualized by four thematic chapters that cover the most salient talking points of the 2016 elections, including voter registration laws and congressional candidates' use of Twitter. As penetrating as it is comprehensive, this volume provides readers with a fuller understanding of the dynamics surrounding contemporary American political campaigns. 


Congress 2016 American congressional elections American Senate American House 114th Congress Twitter and politics Trump Twitter voter registration laws voter suppression female congressional candidates minority congressional candidates California 49th Colorado 6th Illinois 10th Iowa 1st New York 19th New York 22nd New York 24th Texas 23rd

Editors and affiliations

  • Sean D. Foreman
    • 1
  • Marcia L. Godwin
    • 2
  1. 1.Political ScienceBarry UniversityMiamiUSA
  2. 2.Public AdministrationUniversity of La VerneLa VerneUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2018
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, Cham
  • eBook Packages Political Science and International Studies
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-58093-7
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-58094-4
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