By Harvey L. Schantz
This ebook describes, explains, and displays upon the 1996 presidential and congressional elections, devoting equivalent insurance to 3 stages of the political procedure: the most important celebration nominations, the final election, and the following executive association. In doing so, this research hyperlinks elections and governance.
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True, most outsiders favored term limits while all of the insiders opposed them. Still, no outsider except Forbes offered any tax plan as radical as Lugar’s proposal to supplant income taxes with a national sales tax. Alexander’s call for massive transfers of federal power to state and local governments elicited no more support from outsiders than insiders. Alexander, Buchanan, and Taylor joined Dole and Gramm in attacking the Forbes flat tax. Alexander and Forbes supported free trade along with Dole, Gramm, and Lugar.
Like Gramm, Alexander, and Buchanan, he took time off from Iowa and New Hampshire to meet with the delegates. After extravagant spending by all four campaigns,54 Dole won with 33 percent. Gramm finished second, Alexander third. EARLY CAUCUSES AND DE FACTO PRIMARIES For all his early advantages in fund-raising and the polls, Dole suffered greatly during the invisible primary. Much of the problem was of his own making. At no point during the campaign did Dole make a substantive argument for nominating him.
Buell Jr. 2 continued Winners and Losers Particulars November 4, 1995 Maine GOP Gramm 42%, Lugar 21%, Dole 10%, Specter 8% with 1,500 votes cast Participants paid $15 to vote. November 18, 1995 Florida’s Presidency III Dole 33%, Gramm Voting limited to reg26%, Alexander 23% istered Florida Repubof 3,325 votes cast licans, mostly chosen by lot or party office as delegates to state convention. Date Event January 30, 1996 Alaska GOP Buchanan 33%, Forbes 31%, Dole 17%, Keyes 10%, Gramm 9% of about 10,000 votes cast Buchanan waged an extensive television campaign in contest open to all registered voters.
Politics in an Era of Divided Government: The Election of 1996 and its Aftermath by Harvey L. Schantz