Elections to Open Seats in the U.S. House: Where the Action Is / Edition 256 available in Paperback
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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.
|Publisher:||Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.|
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About the Author
Ronald Keith Gaddie is associate professor of political science at the University of Oklahoma. Charles S. Bullock, III is Richard B. Russell Professor of Political Science at the University of Georgia.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 Where the Action Is: Why Open Seats Jump-Start Congressional Careers Chapter 2 Open Seat Congressional Elections: Are These Influenced by the Same Factors as Incumbent Elections? Chapter 3 Candidates and Competition: Who Are They? Where Do They Come From? Chapter 4 Investing in the Future Chapter 5 Women and Open Seat Congressional Elections Chapter 6 Special Elections: The Other Open Seats Chapter 7 Understanding the Past, Predicting the Future Chapter 8 Appendix: Forecasting Open Seat Vote Chapter 9 Methodological Sources
What People are Saying About This
Gaddie and Bullock provide coverage and analysis of key issues from the emergence of candidates to the effect of previous political experience to financing to the influence of the election of women in an often original and regularly enlightening fashion. Not only is this a book congressional scholars will want to have, but it can also serve as a research stimulus for students of congressional elections who are looking for new paths to explore.
Bruce I. Oppenheimer
Whether installing a Republican majority or a Democratic majority, and whether loathing or liking Congress, citizens' attraction to congressional incumbents continues to dominate vote choice to such an extent that it is difficult to see the larger picture. By focusing on those races with no incumbent running, Gaddie and Bullock are able to provide a remarkably fresh look at the dynamics of modern House races. Along the way they offer surprising results and a clear refutation of the belief that there is nothing new to say about congressional elections."
John R. Hibbing
In"Elections to Open Seats in the U.S. House" Keith Gaddie and Chuck Bullock give us a sophisticated analysis of competitive U.S. congressional elections. . . .The authors have "peeled away the cloak of incumbency" to reveal the electoral prospects of candidates with political experience and strong financial backing, the successes and future of women running for Congress, and the probable effects of term limits on congressional competitiveness. This book is an indispensable resource for students of congressional elections.
Samuel C. Patterson