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Gingrich Senators Released by Oxford

Wed, April 24, 2013

Gingrich SenatorsSean Theriault's latest book, The Gingrich Senators: The Roots of Partisan Warfare in Congress, has been published by Oxford University Press.

Watch video of Theriault discussing the book.

From the back cover:

The much-venerated Senate of the mid twentieth century is now a distant memory. Today, senators routinely electioneer on the Senate floor, play games with the legislative proces, and question each other's motives. Sean M. Theriault documents how one group of senators has been at the forefront of this transformation: the "Gingrich Senators," which he defines as those Republicans who previously served in the House after Newt Gingrich was first elected in 1978. He shows how the Gingrich Senators are more conservative and more likely to engage in partisan warfare than the other Republicans. This fascinating study is crucial to understanding the intertwined fates of the Gingrich Senators and the U.S. Senate. 

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