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Florida’s 2014 gubernatorial election shows how switchingparties can be the electoral kiss of death for candidates

Hood III, M.V. (Trey) and McKee, Seth C. (2016) Florida’s 2014 gubernatorial election shows how switchingparties can be the electoral kiss of death for candidates. USApp – American Politics and Policy Blog (02 Feb 2016). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

How do voters react to politicians who switch parties? Using the 2014 gubernatorial election in the swing state of Florida as a case study M. V. (Trey) Hood III and Seth C. McKee find that despite his positioning of himself as a moderate, when the state’s former Republican Governor Charlie Crist chose to run as a Democrat, most voters saw the switch as politically opportunistic rather than principled. This view then translated into a much lower likelihood that people would vote for the former Republican.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/usappblog/
Additional Information: © 2016 The Authors, USApp – American Politics and Policy Blog, The London School of Economics and Political Science © CC BY-NC 3.0; Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: J Political Science > JK Political institutions (United States)
Sets: Collections > LSE American Politics and Policy (USAPP) Blog
Date Deposited: 22 Mar 2016 12:25
Last Modified: 11 May 2019 23:16
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/65820

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