This book puts 1994 in context with other significant midterm elections, from 1810 to the present. It also captures the very contemporary concerns unique to 1994: the role of the religious right, the "angry white male;' the Contract with America, and the overall tenor of antipathy.
Table of Contents
1. The 1994 House Elections in Perspective 2. Eight More in '94: The Republican Takeover of the Senate 3. "Permanent Minority" No More: House Republicans in 1994 4. Court and Country in American Politics: The Democratic Party and the 1994 Election 5. Money in the 1994 Elections and Beyond 6. The 1994 Electoral Aftershock: Dealignment or Realignment in the South 7. The Politics of Pragmatism: The Christian Right and the 1994 Elections 8. In Search of the Angry White Male: Gender, Race, and Issues in the 1994 Elections 9. Re-exploring the Weak Challenger Hypothesis: The 1994 Candidate Pools 10. Innovative Midterm Elections