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Richard Skinner teaches government at Bowdoin College. This essay is adapted from his article, "George W. Bush and the Partisan Presidency," which appeared in the Winter 2008 issue of Political Science Quarterly. He is also the author of More Than Money: Interest Group Activity in Congressional Elections, published by Rowman & Littlefield. HIs work has also appeared in the Forum, the Journal of Politics, Perspectivres on Politics, and Election Law Journal.