‘The Primary Rules’ VT Poli Sci Prof says the Parties Hold the Power

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Published Date03/01/2019
Media SourceWVTF
DepartmentPolitical Science
Faculty MemberCaitlin Jewitt
External Link‘The Primary Rules’ VT Poli Sci Prof says the Parties Hold the Power
summaryExcerpt: “We think of our political parties as the backbone of American electoral politics, but as Caitlin Jewitt reminds us, “You have to remember, that the constitution doesn’t even mention political parties and it doesn’t mention anything about how we nominate candidates for office. ’That’s right, the parties make their own rules and as the saying goes,’ those who make the rules win the game.’ Jewitt teaches political science at Virginia Tech and she’s just written a new book is called, ‘The Primary Rules.’”