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Chapter 6: Resolving the Puzzles I. Glaser argued that while the South has undergone dramatic changes. The politics of the south still continues to resolve around race especially at the Congressional level. II. Both Democratic and Republican strategists use racial politics to varying degrees. As a result, the interplay of Political campaigns is noticeably different for areas with a heavily localized African-American population than an area with small- localized areas. III. When blacks are more numerous in a district: A. Republicans are more likely to bring up race issues, under the theory that this will evoke group or racial conflict and rally white to the Republicans cause. B. Ex. Miss 4, Ala. 3, Va. 5. In these elections Republicans focused on the Confederate flag issue, Grove City, and the Voting Rights Act C. Democrats tend to focus on boosting black participation in these elections even if it means risking white votes. D. Ex. Wayne Dowdy, Miss 4. He spent resources and time to activate the black electorate IV. In lesser densely black population areas, Republican and Democratic racial politics still exist but in a different form. A. Republican: B. Ex. Tex 1, Miss 5 C. In both of these campaigns Ed Hargett and Tom Anderson tried to get the black vote to sleep in by discrediting the Democratic opponent or by confusing the electorate. D.
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This note was uploaded on 02/01/2010 for the course GOV 335N taught by Professor Karch during the Fall '08 term at University of Texas at Austin.

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