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Stranger in a strange state : the politics of carpetbagging from Robert Kennedy to Scott Brown

Author: Christopher J Galdieri
Publisher: Albany : State University of New York Press, [2019]
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Candidates normally run for office in the places where they live. Occasionally however a politician will run as a carpetbagger--someone who runs after moving to a new state for the purpose of running, or who runs in one state after holding office in another. What makes some politicians take this drastic step? How do carpetbaggers try to fit into their new states? Why do so few carpetbaggers win? How do voters react  Read more...
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Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Christopher J Galdieri
ISBN: 9781438474038 1438474032 9781438474021 1438474024
OCLC Number: 1078724375
Description: xiii, 237 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Don't be a stranger --
Representation, localism, ambition, and party --
Robert Kennedy : New York, 1964 --
Hillary Clinton : New York, 2000 --
Two would-be two-state senators --
Four lesser-known carpetbaggers --
Scott Brown : New Hampshire, 2014 --
Conclusion.
Responsibility: Christopher J. Galdieri.

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"Candidates normally run for office in the places where they live. Occasionally however a politician will run as a carpetbagger--someone who runs after moving to a new state for the purpose of running, or who runs in one state after holding office in another. What makes some politicians take this drastic step? How do carpetbaggers try to fit into their new states? Why do so few carpetbaggers win? How do voters react to carpetbaggers, and how do their opponents run against them? Strangers in a Strange State is the first book-length study to address these questions as well as others. Author Christopher J. Galdieri examines the campaigns of nine carpetbaggers, from nationally known figures like Robert Kennedy and Hillary Clinton to recent examples like Scott Brown and Elizabeth Cheney to less remembered figures like Endicott Peabody and James Buckley. Each case draws on archival research, contemporaneous accounts of each campaign, and scholarship on campaigns and representation. While the record suggests that it takes national political stature for a carpetbagger to win an election, some recent campaigns suggest that in today's polarized political era, both would-be carpetbaggers and state parties might want to be more open to the prospect of a successful candidacy"--

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