U.S. Presidential Primaries and the Caucus-Convention System: A Sourcebook

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With this brief outline of presidential nominating campaign dynamics the reader will now be prepared to seek out more detailed information on all aspects of the presidential nominating process contained in this sourcebook.

For many of the terms and concepts used throughout this sourcebook, the reader will find the glossary at the end of the text a valuable resource.


NOTES
1.
Donald R. Matthews, "Presidential Nominations: Process and Outcomes," in Choosing the President, ed. James David Barber (Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice- Hall, 1974), p. 36.
2.
New York Times, May 16, 1994.
3.
John C. Courtney, Do Conventions Matter? Choosing National Party Leaders in Canada ( Montreal: McGill-Queens University Press, 1995).
4.
Larry M. Bartels, Presidential Primaries and the Dynamics of Public Choice ( Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1988), p. 13.
5.
John H. Aldrich, Before the Convention: Strategies and Choices in Presidential Nomination Campaigns ( Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1980), p. 113.
6.
New York Times, May 15, 1996.
7.
Aldrich, Before the Convention, p. 114.
8.
James W. Davis, The American Presidency, 2nd ed. (Westport, CT: Praeger, 1995), table 3.4, p. 70.
9.
William G. Mayer, "Forecasting Presidential Nominations," in In Pursuit of the White House: How We Choose Our Presidential Nominees, ed. William G. Mayer (Chatham, NJ: Chatham House Publishers, 1995), p. 49.
10.
Aldrich, Before the Convention, p. 113.
11.
Cousins v. Wigoda, 419 U.S. 477 ( 1975).
12.
Buckley v. Valeo, 424 U.S. 1 ( 1976).
13.
Democratic Party of the United States v. Wisconsin ex tel. LaFollette, 450 U.S. 107 ( 1980). Subsequently, the Democratic National Committee decided to grant a waiver to Wisconsin on the open primary ban. Thus, the Wisconsin Democratic Party lost the battle but won the struggle to maintain an open primary.
14.
James W. Davis, National Conventions in an Age of Party Reform (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1983), pp. 34-35.

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Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents v
  • Illustrations vii
  • Preface ix
  • Notes xii
  • Acknowledgments xiii
  • 1 - Presidential Nominations-- American Style 1
  • Introduction 8
  • 2 - History of Presidential Nominations (1789-1968) 9
  • Notes 18
  • 3 - Party Reform 20
  • Notes 32
  • 4 - Presidential Primaries in the Postreform Era (1972-1996) 34
  • Notes 44
  • 5 - The Caucus-Convention System 45
  • Notes 57
  • 6 - National Convention Delegate Selection Before and After Mcgovern-Fraser Reforms 59
  • Notes 66
  • 7 - Who Are the Delegates? 67
  • Notes 81
  • 8 - Nominating Strategies 83
  • Summary 98
  • Notes 99
  • 9 - Nominating Finance 101
  • Notes 122
  • 10 - Supreme Court Decisions and Presidential Nominations 125
  • Notes 132
  • 11 - Primaries, Caucuses, and the Mass Media 134
  • Notes 144
  • 12 - Primary Debates 146
  • Notes 155
  • 13 - Polls and Primaries 157
  • Notes 170
  • 14 - Voter Participation in Primaries and Caucuses 172
  • Notes 192
  • 15 - Proposed National Primary 195
  • Notes 205
  • 16 - Regional Primaries 206
  • Notes 213
  • 17 - National Preprimary Convention Plan and Other Recent Reform Proposals 215
  • Notes 221
  • 18 - National Nominating Conventions 223
  • Notes 251
  • 19 - Presidential Nominations: The Perot Model 254
  • Notes 261
  • Appendixes 263
  • Glossary 269
  • Selected Bibliography 275
  • Index 283
  • About the Author 295
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