Hi, this is a new blog on state party platforms. I will be posting information about my own research, as well as analysis of state party platforms and occasional analysis of Ohio politics and text analysis of speeches, etc.
There is a lot to be learned from these platforms, but they generally receive little attention. In fact, each year, I read every single published platform. As polarized as American parties are, they have an incredibly diverse set of issue agendas. So, hopefully, this blog can help to explore the different issue positions taken by state parties, as well as the conflicts between and within state parties. In my next post, I will explore party diversity on a hot-button topic: gun control. Daniel Coffey.