Daschle vs. Thune: Anatomy of a High-Plains Senate Race by Jon K. Lauck

By Jon K. Lauck

The tale in the back of the unseating of a Senate majority leader the race among Tom Daschle and John Thune in South Dakota was once broadly said as “the different enormous race of 2004.” moment in prominence in simple terms to the presidential race, the Daschle-Thune contest pitted the rival political ideologies that experience lively American politics because the Sixties. In an indication of the continued energy of political conservatism, Daschle turned the 1st Senate chief in fifty years to lose a re-election bid.

Historian Jon okay. Lauck, a South Dakotan who was once an insider in the course of that heated crusade, now bargains a multilayered exam of this hard-fought and symbolically charged race. mixing historic narrative, political research, and private mirrored image, he deals a close-up view of the problems that divide the nation—a case examine of the continued conflict among liberalism and conservatism that has performed out for greater than a new release in U.S. politics.

Daschle vs. Thune strikes past the nitty-gritty of public coverage to deftly express how the hot earlier keeps to form the continued political battles that animate pundits and bloggers. it's a compelling tale advised by way of a author who understands either his domestic flooring and the way it matches into the broader U.S. context.

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