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Republican advantages in candidate recruitment in 2010 haveled to an increasingly polarized House of Representatives

Carson, Jamie L. and Pettigrew, Stephen (2013) Republican advantages in candidate recruitment in 2010 haveled to an increasingly polarized House of Representatives. LSE American Politics and Policy (USAPP) Blog (17 Sep 2013). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

In 2010, the Republican Party regained the House of Representatives, gaining 63 seats from the Democrats. Jamie L. Carson and Stephen Pettigrew take a close look at what fueled this near unprecedented gain, as well as Republican victories in the Senate. They argue that rising unemployment, President Obama’s declining approval ratings across the board, and the Republican ability to field many more candidates with previous electoral experiences were all factors in the Democrats’ significant defeat. They write that one of the consequences of the 2010 result was a much more politically polarized Congress, something that is still very much the case in 2013.

Item Type: Website (Blog Entry)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/usappblog/
Additional Information: © 2013 LSE USAPP
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
J Political Science > JK Political institutions (United States)
Sets: Collections > LSE American Politics and Policy (USAPP) Blog
Date Deposited: 23 Jun 2014 13:05
Last Modified: 23 Jun 2014 14:16
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/57192

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