Montana State University

Parker signs book, talks about evolution of political campaigns on Oct. 11

September 30, 2008

David Parker, a political scientist who has studied the history of campaigns, says the use of technology in this presidential campaign has changed the campaign process more than any other election for more than a century. The MSU professor is the author of the recently published, author of "The Power of Money in Congressional Campaigns, 1880-2006." MSU photo by Kelly Gorham.   High-Res Available

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David Parker, a Montana State University political science professor, will read from his latest book and speak about the evolution of campaigns at 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 11, at Bozeman's Barnes and Noble Bookstore.

Parker, the author of "The Power of Money in Congressional Campaigns, 1880-2006," published recently by the University of Oklahoma Press, will talk about "From Walking the Wards to the YouTube Debates: The Evolution of Campaigning."

Parker believes that new technologies, such as cell phone texting, e-mailing, blogging and Web pages, have personalized politics. He likens the current presidential campaign techniques to those used in campaigns in the late 19th century.

Parker's latest book will be available for purchase and he will sign copies.

Parker's own blog about Montana politics can be found at:

To read more about David Parker, go to

Contact: David C.W. Parker (406) 994-5163,