Tucson Festival of Books

The New GOP’s Evolving Base


The changing demographics and policy preferences of the conservative electorate are evident all over America, from Evangelical Christian churches to multi-racial groups once loyal to Democrats. These authors examine how the continuing shift to more right-leaning values and former President Trump and his tenacious followers will influence the Republican party for years to come.


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Tim Alberta

Tim Alberta is an award-winning journalist, best-selling author and staff writer for The Atlantic magazine. He formerly served as chief political correspondent for Politico. In 2019, he published the critically acclaimed book, "American Carnage: On the Front Lines of the Republican Civil War and the Rise of President Trump" and co-moderated the year's final Democratic presidential debate aired by PBS Newshour....

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Jonathan Karl

Jonathan Karl is the chief Washington correspondent for ABC News and co-anchor of "This Week with George Stephanopoulos." Karl has covered every major beat in Washington, D.C., including the White House, Capitol Hill, the Pentagon and the State Department....

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Patrick Ruffini

Patrick Ruffini is a Republican pollster and one of the country’s leading experts on political targeting, technology and demography. He is a cofounder of Echelon Insights, a polling and analytics firm, and he has advanced the digital and data-driven transformation of American politics in numerous roles over nearly twenty years....

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Books:
Tired of Winning
Donald Trump and the End of the Grand Old Party
Jonathan Karl
Current Issues / Politics / Social Science
Penguin
November 2023
ISBN 9780593473986
336 pages
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The Kingdom, the Power, and the Glory
American Evangelicals in an Age of Extremism
Tim Alberta
Current Issues / Politics / Social Science
HARPERCOLLINS
December 2023
ISBN 9780063226883
400 pages
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Tim Alberta, author of “American Carnage," was deeply conflicted about the prospect of investigating the evangelical Christian Right. More/less

Party of the People
Inside the Multiracial Populist Coalition Remaking the GOP
Patrick Ruffini
Current Issues / Politics / Social Science
Simon and Schuster
November 2023
ISBN 9781982198626
336 pages
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