- Paperback: 240 pages
- Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (December 16, 2011)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1442211709
- ISBN-13: 978-1442211704
- Product Dimensions: 6.1 x 0.6 x 9.2 inches
- Shipping Weight: 15.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
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- #2491 in Books > Politics & Social Sciences > Politics & Government > Elections & Political Process > Elections
- #2800 in Books > Politics & Social Sciences > Politics & Government > United States > Executive Branch
- #3940 in Books > Politics & Social Sciences > Politics & Government > Specific Topics > Commentary & Opinion
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The Making of the Presidential Candidates 2012
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About the Author
Randall E. Adkins is professor of political science at University of Nebraska.
Andrew E. Busch is Andrew E. Busch is an Associate Professor of Political Science at the Claremont McKenna College, where he specializes in American government and politics.
Michael Cornfield is a reporter for Politico and is the author of Politics Moves Online and The Civic Web among others.
Anthony Corrado is a senior fellow at the Brookings Institute and is an expert on campaign finance, political party behavior, and campaign and election law.
Andrew J. Dowdle is an assistant professor of political science at the University of Arkansas, Clinton Project coordinator in the David and Barbara Pryor Center for Arkansas Oral and Visual History, and editor of The American Review of Politics.
Michael S. Dukakis is the former Governor of Massachusetts and was the democratic presidential nominee in 1988.
Stephen J. Farnsworth is a professor of political science at Mary Washington College.
S. Robert Lichter is a professor of communications at George Mason University, where he also directs the Center for Media and Public Affairs and the Statistical Assessment Service (STATS).
William G. Mayer is an associate professor at Northeastern University.
Alan Silverleib is a reporter for CNN.
Wayne P. Steger is a professor of political science at DePaul University. He is the author of numerous books including Legislative Presidencies and Before the Primaries.