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Newt Gingrich and GOPAC: Training the Farm Team that helped win the Republican Revolution of 1994

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Author: Corkery, William
Advisor: Gilmour, John B.
Committee Members: Rapoport, Ronald
Issued Date: 5/4/2011
Subjects: GOPAC
Newt Gingrich
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10288/13655
Description: The title of this thesis is "Newt Gingrich and GOPAC: Training the Farm Team that helped win the Republican Revolution of 1994"�. The thesis is that Newt Gingrich and GOPAC helped train a new generation of Republican leaders to raise money and run for office. These efforts slowly increased the number of Republicans in municipal and state level and had a 'trickle up effect'. This meant that their increased quality (i.e. previous electoral experience) helped them eventually take back Congress in 1994. I contend that their actions helped increase the number of state level Republicans and, with time, gave the Republicans a quality field of candidates to run for Congress. For this reason I think Pete du Pont and Newt Gingrich deserve the title "political entrepreneurs'.
Degree: Bachelors of Arts in Government


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