Information about Particular Races
Cook Political Report – The Cook Political Report is a useful independent, non-partisan website and newsletter that analyzes elections and campaigns for the US House of Representatives, US Senate, Governors and President as well as American political trends. The site offers a plethora of charts, ratings and analysis on particular races. Note that some information is available only to subscribers.
Inside Elections – Inside Elections with Nathan L. Gonzales is a website and newsletter that provides nonpartisan analysis of campaigns for Senate, House, governor and president. The site offers ratings as well as news and analysis on races. Note that some information is available only to subscribers.
FactCheck.org – FactCheck.org is a project of the Annenberg Public Policy Center of the University of Pennsylvania. The APPC was established by publisher and philanthropist Walter Annenberg to create a community of scholars within the University of Pennsylvania that would address public policy issues at the local, state and federal levels.
FiveThirtyEight – Sometimes rendered as 538, is a website that focuses on opinion poll analysis, politics, economics, and sports blogging. The website, which takes its name from the number of electors in the United States electoral college, was founded on March 7, 2008, as a polling aggregation website with a blog created by analyst Nate Silver.
Women in Politics
Center for Women & Politics, Rutgers University – The Center for American Women and Politics (CAWP) is nationally recognized as the leading source of scholarly research and current data about American women’s political participation. Its mission is to promote greater knowledge and understanding about women’s participation in politics and government and to enhance women’s influence and leadership in public life.
Broad Influence: How Women are Changing the Way Washington Works, by Jay Newton-Small – With deep, exclusive and behind-closed-doors reporting and interviews, including conversations with Nancy Pelosi, Barbara Mikulski, Kirsten Gillibrand, Valerie Jarrett, Sarah Palin, Kelly Ayotte, Cathy McMorris Rogers and dozens of other former and current senators, representatives, senior White House staffers, governors and cabinet members, Broad Influence is an insightful look at how women are transforming government, politics, and the workforce, and how they are using that power shift to effect change throughout America.
Gender and Elections: Shaping the Future of American Politics 4th Edition, by Susan J. Carroll – The fourth edition of Gender and Elections offers a systematic, lively, multi-faceted account of the role of gender in the electoral process through the 2016 elections. This timely, yet enduring, volume strikes a balance between highlighting the most important development for women as voters and candidates in the 2016 elections and providing a more long-term, in-depth analysis of the ways in which gender has helped shape the contours and outcomes of electoral politics in the United States.
The Political Psychology of Women in US Politics, Bos, Schneider – The Political Psychology of Women in U.S. Politics is a comprehensive resource for students, researchers, and practitioners interested in women and politics. Highly original and drawing from the best available research in psychology and political science, this book is designed to summarize and extend interdisciplinary research that addresses how and why men and women differ as citizens, as political candidates, and as officeholders.
Pearls, Politics and Power, Kunin– The next generation of women is ready and eager to lead, but not always sure how to turn their sense of purpose into reality. Pearls, Politics, and Power will help ensure that this inspiration and idealism is not lost, but channeled into successful candidacies by America’s leaders of tomorrow—an infusion of new leadership that is sorely needed to address the major problems of our time.
Important Election Issues
The Youth Vote:
The Center for Information & Research on Civic Learning and Engagement (CIRCLE) focuses on the political life of young people in the United States, especially those who are marginalized or disadvantaged. CIRCLE’s scholarly research informs policy and practice for healthier youth development and a better democracy. Date collected by CIRCLE can be utilized by candidates to GOTV.