The Roads to Congress 2008 by Robert P. Watson Lynn University; author of Affairs of State

By Robert P. Watson Lynn University; author of Affairs of State The Presidents' Wives and America's First Crisis, Robert Dewhirst, Ken Hechler

The publication deals vigorous and hugely readable case reviews of the main fascinating and demanding congressional races of 2008. either apartment and Senate races are integrated and every case covers an identical themes offered within the related order in the circumstances. This contains profiles of either applicants and the congressional district or country of the senate race, in addition to a dialogue of the most coverage problems with the crusade, crusade method, media insurance of the applicants, curiosity team involvement and ensuing vote.

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The Candidates Sam Graves Samuel B. “Sam” Graves sought his fifth consecutive term as the representative for the 6th District in 2008. S. degree in agronomy. While he owns a family farm and prides himself as being a sixth generation farmer and small business owner, he has spent much of his adult life serving as an elected official. S. House in 2000. At the time of the election, Graves was the ranking member of the House Subcommittee on Public Buildings, Economic Development, and Emergency Management.

For Childers, he was able to turnout the traditional Democratic base that Mississippi District 1 Race 29 included blue-collar and working-class Democrats and the African American community. Davis was supported by the suburban Republicans, but was unable to overcome low voter turnout in the majority Republican counties. The candidates divided the important evangelical community within the district with neither gaining a distinct advantage. Prior to the November 2008 election, Childers was endorsed by the NRA.

On Election Day, Childers expanded his lead for a third time, defeating Davis 54 percent to 44 percent (Wages and Pang each received about 1 percent of the vote). 2 percent, thanks to increased African American turnout. Including De Soto, Davis won only four of the district’s twenty-two counties. Republican efforts to link Childers to Obama and the liberal wing of the Democratic Party failed again in the November balloting. Key to Davis’s defeat was the internal divisions within the district between the rural east and the suburban west.

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