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Elections to Open Seats in the U.S. House : Where the Action Is - Ronald Keith Gaddie

Elections to Open Seats in the U.S. House

Where the Action Is

Hardcover Published: 6th September 2000
ISBN: 9780742508606
Number Of Pages: 239

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Shifting the focal point from incumbency to open seat competition in the U.S. House of Representatives is the task this book embraces. In the process, the authors demonstrate the importance of candidates and competition, and the role of money, gender, and special elections in determining how open seats get filled and when partisan changes occur.

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The analysis is methodologically sound and, in places highly sophisticated, yet the conclusions are not beyond the grasp of an educated lay person. . . . Overall, this work is a genuine contribution to the literature on congressional elections. The book makes a powerful case for studying open seat races and lays the groundwork for future exploration in the field. It deserves a spot in the library of all students of Congress and elections.--Stephen M. Nichols, California State University "American Political Science Review "

List of Illustrationsp. vii
Acknowledgmentsp. xi
Where the Action Is: Why Open Seats Jump-Start Congressional Careersp. 1
Open Seat Congressional Elections: Are These Influenced by the Same Factors as Incumbent Elections?p. 13
Candidates and Competition: Who Are They? Where Do They Come From?p. 53
Investing in the Futurep. 85
Women and Open Seat Congressional Electionsp. 129
Special Elections: The Other Open Seatsp. 147
Understanding the Past, Predicting the Futurep. 169
Forecasting the Open Seat Votep. 195
Methodological Sourcesp. 217
Referencesp. 219
Indexp. 229
About the Authorsp. 239
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ISBN: 9780742508606
ISBN-10: 0742508609
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 239
Published: 6th September 2000
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.52 x 15.39  x 1.96
Weight (kg): 0.45

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