This book is a "must-read" for political activists, academics, journalists and political junkies of all sorts. It shows where the Golden State has been in the past two generations, where it is now and where it is going.
The book describes the Schwarzenegger Administration in the context of broad political, demographic, economic and historical forces going back to the 1911 structural political reforms of Hiram Johnson, and it illustrates how Democrats and Republicans have won past elections in California, the strategies they have used, and why.
In addition, over 100 charts unwind a tangle of details and line them up by region, ethnicity, income, party affiliation, and voter turnout over time, including results on initiatives regarding everything from water rights to hand guns.
About the Author
Steve Cummings has been campaigning for Democratic candidates since the rise of Eugene McCarthy in 1968.
With an MBA in Finance, he spent 18 years in the banking industry. He has been active in economic development issues and since 1990 has published economic statistics on Ventura County, California. Active in the Democratic Party for many years, he is a member of the Ventura County Democratic Central Committee and the Democratic State Central Committee of the California Democratic Party, an officer of the California Democratic Council (CDC), the statewide organization of Democratic Clubs, and treasurer of a new Labor-Democratic organization affiliated with Tri-Counties (California) Central Labor Council, AFL-CIO
He is the author of the book 'Red States, Blue States and the Coming Sharecropper Society' (Algora, 2008) and "California after Arnold" (Algora, 2009).
Patrick Reddy is a Democratic political consultant with nearly two decades of experience in California politics. Prior to moving to California, he was a research assistant to William Schneider of Cable News Network, the Los Angeles Times and National Journal. Mr. Reddy has worked for CNN on their exit polls and Election Night broadcasts. He also has worked as a Legislative Assistant in the California State Assembly and the State Senate for nearly a decade.
About the Book
As Arnold Schwarzenegger begins to end his internationally famous and historic governorship, the intense jockeying to replace him has started. National figures like Dianne Feinstein, Jerry Brown, Gavin Newsome and Antonio Villaraigosa are among...
California’s politics is as remarkable as California’s personality. Since Governor Hiram Johnson revolutionized California’s government with the initiation of the initiative, referendum, and recall in 1911, California has practiced a form of direct ballot box democracy unlike any other state. The combination of Arnold Schwarzenegger, California, and its unique politics came together in its gaudiest form with the 2003 recall election of Governor Gray Davis. The recall was part direct...
LC Classification: JK8716.C86
Dewey code: 320.794--dc22
BISAC: POL020000 POLITICAL SCIENCE / Government / State & Provincial
Price: USD 23.95
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Price: USD 23.95