The Party Reacts: The Strategic Nature of Endorsements of Donald Trump

  title={The Party Reacts: The Strategic Nature of Endorsements of Donald Trump},
  author={Zachary Albert and D. Barney},
  journal={American Politics Research},
  pages={1239 - 1258}
  • Zachary Albert, D. Barney
  • Published 2019
  • Economics
  • American Politics Research
  • Many scholars expect that the “party decides” on presidential nominees who are both electable and willing to pursue an agenda acceptable to the supporting coalition. By most accounts, the nomination of Donald Trump does not fit these expectations. Did most party insiders view Trump as unelectable and unacceptable? If so, how did the Republican Party coalition react to his unlikely nomination? To address these questions, we content analyze endorsements of Trump and construct an endorsement… CONTINUE READING

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