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In Congressional elections, candidates use Twitter to help their campaigns, including ‘going negative’

Evans, Heather (2014) In Congressional elections, candidates use Twitter to help their campaigns, including ‘going negative’. LSE American Politics and Policy (25 Jun 2014). Website.

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Abstract

Much has been made of the role of social media in Barack Obama’s presidential election victories in 2008 and 2012, but what has been its impact on Congressional campaigns? In a study of more than 67,000 tweets from candidates for the House of Representatives during the 2012 election, Heather Evans finds that incumbents, Democrats, women, and those in competitive races tweet differently than challengers, Republicans, minor party candidates, men, and those in safe districts.

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/usappblog/
Additional Information: © 2014 The Authors; Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology
Sets: Collections > LSE American Politics and Policy (USAPP) Blog
Date Deposited: 13 Aug 2014 10:36
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2020 23:11
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/58942

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