By Charles S. Bullock III, Dante J. Scala, Daniel C. Reed, Ted G. Jelen, Amy Widestrom, Christopher Dennis, Susan A. MacManus, David J. Bonanza, Mary L. Moss, Joel Turner, Scott Lasley, Geoffrey Peterson University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, Stanley P. Berard,
The 2010 elections have been essentially the most hugely expected midterm elections in our nation's contemporary background. After the ancient 2008 election, during which the US elected its first black president, Sarah Palin's involvement and the emergence of the Tea get together within the 2010 congressional elections had the aptitude to rework the composition of congress and set the level for the nation's politics for the following decade, or maybe the subsequent iteration.
In this new edited quantity, Charles S. Bullock III collects unique contributions from best political scientists to judge Sarah Palin and the Tea Party's position within the 2010 midterm elections. Key States, excessive Stakes specializes in states the place Republicans had the opportunity to choose up Senate seats, in addition to analyzing GOP Senate primaries in the event that they concerned a Palin or a Tea social gathering nominee dealing with an institution favourite. Bullock concludes the anthology with a bankruptcy at the legacy of the Tea get together and of Sarah Palin on American politics.
One factor is bound. by way of regulate of the home and Senate (and its impression on President Obama's coverage agenda), the customers for the 2012 presidential race, and the long term viability of the Tea occasion stream, the stakes within the 2010 midterm elections couldn't were higher.
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By supporting O’Donnell over veteran Mike Castle, the Tea Party ensured that a once-safely-Republican Senate seat would be retained by a Democrat. Castle’s defeat by the Tea Party Express almost certainly contributed to the Republicans’ failure to take the Senate. But Castle was not alone. This was a common pattern in 2010, as Tea Party groups blocked moderate Republicans across the country at the primary stage, only to have their conservative replacements lose in November. O’Donnell’s nomination also highlights a central theme of the 2010 midterm elections: the role of the Tea Party in ideologically purifying the Republican Party.
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Although O’Donnell received considerable news coverage in September and October, most of it revolved around a series of highly controversial statements she had made in the past. While head of the Christian conservative group SALT (Savior’s Alliance for Lifting the Truth) in the early 1990s, a young O’Donnell had been interviewed on the MTV program Sex in the 90s, where she equated masturbation to adultery in a seemingly bizarre line of reasoning. MSNBC’s The Rachel Maddow Show aired that footage on the night of the primary.