Steven S. Smith is the Kate M. Gregg Professor of Social Sciences at Washington University in St. Louis, where he directs the Weidenbaum Center on the Economy, Government, and Public Policy. His many books include Party Influence in Congress (Cambridge, 2007). Melanie J. Springer is an assistant professor of political science at Washington University, where she is a fellow in the Center on Political Economy.
"The editors of this volume leave no stone unturned in recounting 2008's primary contests... the book offers a significant contribution to the growing reform debate." --Shane D'Aprile, Politics Magazine