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Race for the presidency : winning the 2000 nomination
Cook, Rhodes, 1948-
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Washington, DC : CQ Press, 2000.
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xii, 157 pages : maps ; 28 cm
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The next president of the United States will emerge from a process that will last only a few months -- from January to June 2000. By then, the presidential nominating process will have selected two persons who will put themselves to the voters in November as the next occupant of the White House and as the nation's leader into the new century.How does this mysterious but crucial process -- little understood by most Americans -- really work? Race for the Presidency explains it, outlines the historical roots, and lays out the rules that each political party uses state by state, such as filing deadlines, ballot access, and primary dates and polling hours.The state-by-state details are supplemented by an overview introduction in which the author explains the background and evolution of the system -- from the smoke-filled rooms of yesteryear's bosses to today's open contests for voter approval. Maps and tables help to highlight and clarify important concepts.The introductory essay on the evolution of the nominating process from the early 19th century to where it is today adds important historical perspective. This is followed by state-by-state sections arranged by the date when the states hold their primary or caucus in 2000.Each state section includes: -- County outline map of the state-- Demographic and historical highlights of the state's presidential primary or caucus-- Primary results since 1968, including major county data-- Democratic and Republican delegate selection rules for 2000.

Author Notes

Rhodes Cook was a senior writer for Congressional Quarterly specializing in political and voting analysis from 1975 to 1997.

Table of Contents

Prefacep. vii
Introductionp. 1
Growth of Primariesp. 8
Presidential Primary Winners by Statep. 10
Presidential Primary Winners by Key Counties and Citiesp. 14
Early Events
Louisianap. 22
Iowap. 24
Alaskap. 27
New Hampshirep. 29
Hawaiip. 32
Delawarep. 34
South Carolinap. 36
Arizonap. 38
Michiganp. 40
North Dakotap. 42
Virginiap. 44
Washingtonp. 46
Titanic Tuesday
Californiap. 50
New Yorkp. 53
Ohiop. 56
Georgiap. 59
Connecticutp. 62
Idahop. 64
Mainep. 66
Marylandp. 68
Massachusettsp. 70
Minnesotap. 72
Missourip. 74
Rhode Islandp. 76
Vermontp. 78
Mountain West
Coloradop. 82
Utahp. 84
Wyomingp. 86
Nevadap. 88
Super Tuesday
Floridap. 92
Texasp. 95
Mississippip. 98
Oklahomap. 100
Tennesseep. 102
Rest of the Way
Illinoisp. 106
Kansasp. 108
Wisconsinp. 110
Pennsylvaniap. 112
District of Columbiap. 114
Indianap. 116
North Carolinap. 118
Nebraskap. 120
West Virginiap. 122
Oregonp. 124
Arkansasp. 126
Kentuckyp. 128
Alabamap. 130
Montanap. 132
New Jerseyp. 134
New Mexicop. 136
South Dakotap. 138
Puerto Rico and the U.S. Territoriesp. 140
National Primary Maps and Vote Summariesp. 142