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George W. Bush Becomes president in 2000 in a highly contested election Ralph Nader as a spoiler Political Scientists thought Gore would win Voting for Gore or against Clinton? Election 2000 Bush v. Gore (2000) Issues at play
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Why was every vote not counted in Florida? GWB 43: The Early Months As the polls show, pre-2001, his support was lukewarm House Majority for GOP was slim What do we really see? This is where you see faith based initiatives, No Child Left Behind
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Here’s the picture Bush is positioning himself to be a different Republican than these guys who doesn’t fit in their model so don’t treat him like them. It’s a version of Clinton’s triangulation Compassionate Conservatism gave Bush a way to pursue ideological Republican goals with social issues that also score well in polls with American public No Child Left Behind Bridges a traditional state issue of education with standards to improve programs Faith based is taking money usually not allocated to these types of providers but allowing them to service social welfare goals rather than state programs Congress immediately after
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2000 elections Senate is divided 50-50 Republican Control VP is GOP Dems ask to split committee chairs GOP refuses Sets in motion a acrimonious relationship between Senate Democrats and Republicans Cheney becomes one of the most active VPs in history of Senate Jeffords is moderate/liberal
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Republican Frustrated at Party, he announces he is an Indep in May 2001 and switches to caucus with Dems GOP asks to split committee chairs since its now 50-49-1 and Dems refuse and all committee and subcommittee chairs transfer to Democratic Party Midterms 2002 Most Midterms the president’s party loses Bush campaigns hard for GOP and they regain Senate by 2
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September 11, 2001 Fundamentally changes
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This note was uploaded on 12/03/2009 for the course GOV 312L taught by Professor Madrid during the Spring '07 term at University of Texas at Austin.

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