James A Thurber

James A. Thurber is a Distinguished University Professor of Government and the Founder and Director of the Center for Congressional and Presidential Studies at American University in Washington, DC. Dr. Thurber is the author, coauthor, and editor of Obama In Office, Rivals for Power: Presidential-Congressional Relations, Campaign Warriors: Political Consultants in Elections, Crowded Airways: Campaign Advertising in Elections, The Battle for Congress: Consultants, Candidates, and Voters, Congress and the Internet.

Candice J. Nelson is a Professor in the Department of Government, and the academic director of the Campaign Management Institute at American University. She is the author of Grant Park: The Democratization of Presidential Elections: 1968-2008, coauthor of The Myth of the Independent Voter, Vital Signs: Perspective on the Health of American Campaigning, and The Money Chase: Congressional Campaign Finance Reform, and co-editor of Campaign Warriors: Political Consultants in Elections, Crowded Airways: Campaign Advertising in Elections, and Shades of Gray: Perspectives on Campaign Ethics.
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