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ERIC Number: ED313727
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Nov
Pages: 20
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Jockeying for Position in Local Election Debates.
Bacheler, Virginia
A case study focused on the set-up, execution, and post-debate review of one specific debate held in October 1988 in Rochester, New York among the candidates for the 30th Congressional seat. Data were gathered via pre-and post-debate interviews with the candidates involved, their party chairs and campaign managers, as well as close on-site observation. Data revealed heatedly negotiated rule-making sessions involving stations, candidates and their staffs, a variety of pre-debate maneuvers, the strategies of the candidates during the debate, and the positioning of candidates after the debate for future elections. Findings suggest that a key element of the debates was the free multi-media post-debate press coverage which confirmed for the viewers what they saw or thought they saw in the television performance. (KEH)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: New York (Rochester)