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Forthcoming. Editor. Jigsaw Puzzle Politics in the Sunshine State. University Press of Florida.

2010. Republican Ascendancy in Southern U.S. House Elections. Boulder, CO: Westview Press (Transforming American Politics Series) Book Description

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Forthcoming. “Late to the Parade: Party Switchers in Contemporary US Southern Legislatures,” with Antoine Yoshinaka, in Party Politics.

Forthcoming. “Strategic Voting in a U.S. Senate Election,” with M. V. Hood III, in Political Behavior.

2013. “Political Geography in American Politics.” Oxford Bibliographies in Political Science. Ed. Richard M. Valelly. New York: Oxford University Press.

2013. “Political Conditions and the Electoral Effects of Redistricting.” American Politics Research 41(4): 623-650.

2013. “Unwelcome Constituents: Redistricting and Countervailing Partisan Tides,” with M. V. Hood III, in State Politics & Policy Quarterly 13(2): 203-224.

2012. “The Past, Present, and Future of Southern Politics.” Southern Cultures (Second Special Issue on Politics) 18(3): 95-117.

2012. “Achieving Validation: Barack Obama and Black Turnout in 2008,” with M. V. Hood III and David Hill, in State Politics & Policy Quarterly 12(1): 3-22.

2012. “The Intersection of Redistricting, Race, and Participation,” with Danny Hayes, in the American Journal of Political Science 56(1): 115-130.

2010. “Stranger Danger: Redistricting, Incumbent Recognition, and Vote Choice,” with M. V. Hood III, in Social Science Quarterly 91(2): 344-358.

2010. “What Made Carolina Blue? In-Migration and the 2008 North Carolina Presidential Vote,” with M. V. Hood III, in American Politics Research 38(2): 266-302.

2009. “Probing the Reds and Blues: Sectionalism and Voter Location in the 2000 and 2004 U.S. Presidential Elections,” with Jeremy M. Teigen, in Political Geography 28(8): 484-495.

2009. “The Participatory Effects of Redistricting,” with Danny Hayes, in the American Journal of Political Science 53(4): 1006-1023.

2009. “Trying to Thread the Needle: The Effects of Redistricting in a Georgia Congressional District,” with M. V. Hood III, in PS: Political Science & Politics 42(4): 679-687.

2009. “Dixie’s Kingmakers: Stability and Change in Southern Presidential Primary Electorates,” with Danny Hayes, in Presidential Studies Quarterly 39(2): 400-417.

2009. “Campaign Strategies and Campaign Effects in the Sunshine State,” with Eunjung Choi, in the Florida Political Chronicle 19(Winter): 1-19.

2008. “Redistricting and Familiarity with U.S. House Candidates.” American Politics Research 36(6): 962-979.

2008. “Closeness, Expenditures, and Turnout in the 2000 Presidential Election.” Journal of Political Marketing 7(1): 69-91.

2008. “The Effects of Redistricting on Voting Behavior in Incumbent U.S. House Elections, 1992-1994.” Political Research Quarterly 61(1): 122-133.

2008. “Gerrymandering on Georgia’s Mind: The Effects of Redistricting on Vote Choice in the 2006 Midterm Election,” with M. V. Hood III, in Social Science Quarterly 89(1): 60-77.

2008. “Rural Voters and the Polarization of American Presidential Elections.” PS: Political Science & Politics 41(1): 101-108.

2008. “Toward A One-Party South?,” with Danny Hayes, in American Politics Research 36(1): 3-32.

2007. “Rural Voters in Presidential Elections, 1992-2004.” The Forum 5(2), Article 2.

2006. “Cracking Back: The Effectiveness of Partisan Redistricting in the Texas House of Representatives,” with Brian K. Arbour, in American Review of Politics 26(Winter): 385-403.

2006. “The Partisan Impact of Congressional Redistricting: The Case of Texas, 2001-2003,” with Jeremy M. Teigen and Mathieu Turgeon, in Social Science Quarterly 87(2): 308-317.

2005. “The Electoral College, Mobilization, and Turnout in the 2000 Presidential Election,” with David Hill, in American Politics Research 33(5): 700-725.

2004. “Booting Barnes: Explaining the Historic Upset in the 2002 Georgia Gubernatorial Election,” with Danny Hayes, in Politics & Policy 32(4): 708-739.

2004. “Review Essay: The Impact of Congressional Redistricting in the 1990s on Minority Representation, Party Competition, and Legislative Responsiveness.” Journal of Political Science 32: 1-46.

2003. “Suburban Voting in Presidential Elections,” with Daron R. Shaw, in Presidential Studies Quarterly 33(1): 125-144.

2002. “Majority Black Districts, Republican Ascendancy, and Party Competition in the South, 1988-2000.” American Review of Politics 23(Summer): 123-139.


Forthcoming. “Elections and Partisan Change,” with Stephen C. Craig, in Government and Politics in Florida, ed. J. Edwin Benton. Gainesville: University Press of Florida.

Forthcoming. “Texas: Political Change by the Numbers,” with M. V. Hood III, in The New Politics of the Old South, eds. Charles S. Bullock III and Mark J. Rozell. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield.

2013. “Analyzing Redistricting Outcomes,” with Mark J. McKenzie, in Rotten Boroughs, Political Thickets, and Legislative Donnybrooks: Redistricting in Texas, ed. Gary A. Keith. Austin: University of Texas Press.

2012. “Demanding Deliverance in Dixie: Race, the Civil Rights Movement, and Southern Politics,” in Oxford Handbook of Southern Politics, eds. Charles S. Bullock III and Mark J. Rozell. New York: Oxford University Press.

2011. “Rubio vs. Crist vs. Meek in Florida’s Senate Race: Coming Out of Nowhere,” with Stephen C. Craig, in Cases in Congressional Campaigns: Riding the Wave, eds. Randall E. Adkins and David A. Dulio. New York: Routledge.

2010. “The Transformation of Southern Presidential Primaries,” with Danny Hayes, in Presidential Elections in the South: Putting 2008 in Political Context, eds. Branwell D. Kapeluck, Laurence W. Moreland, and Robert P. Steed. Boulder, CO: Lynne Rienner Publishers.

2008. “Examining the Progress of Women and Minorities in the Tar Heel State,” in New Voices in the Old South: How Women and Minorities Influence Southern Politics, eds. Todd G. Shields and Shannon G. Davis. Tallahassee: Florida Institute of Government.

2005. “Redistricting in Texas: Institutionalizing Republican Ascendancy,” with Daron R. Shaw, in Redistricting in the New Millennium, ed. Peter F. Galderisi. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books.


2013. Book Review for Journal of Southern History 79(1): 239-241. Unlocking V. O. Key Jr.: Southern Politics for the Twenty-First Century. Edited by Angie Maxwell and Todd G. Shields. Fayetteville: University of Arkansas Press, 2011.

2011. Book Review for Perspectives on Politics 9(2): 448-449. The State of Disunion: Regional Sources of Modern American Partisanship. Nicole Mellow. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2008.

2009. Book Review for Journal of Politics 71(2): 762-763. Redistricting and Representation: Why Competitive Elections are Bad for America. Thomas L. Brunell. New York: Routledge, 2008.

2007. Book Review for Party Politics 13(4): 530-532. Southern Political Party Activists: Patterns of Conflict and Change, 1991-2001. Edited by John A. Clark and Charles L. Prysby. Lexington: University Press of Kentucky, 2004.