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Helms and Hunt

The North Carolina Senate Race, 1984

William D. Snider

Publisher: University of North Carolina Press
Imprint: The University of North Carolina Press
Published: 10/2017
Pages: 224
Subject: History, Political Science | University of North Carolina
Print ISBN: 9.78E+12
eBook ISBN: 9781469639482


In 1984 Jesse Helms, television-commentator-turned-politician and high priest of the New Right in the U.S. Senate, and James Hunt Jr., North Carolina's first two-term governor in the twentieth century, clashed in a $22 million campaign that was the most costly race for a U.S. Senate seat in American history. The political brawl, featuring old-style tactics and the latest electronic techniques, reflected in microcosm many national and regional issues -- economic, social, racial, and religious.

Originally published in 1985.

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