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When House members become Senators their politics adapt tobe more acceptable to their new more diverse constituency

Miler, Kristina (2016) When House members become Senators their politics adapt tobe more acceptable to their new more diverse constituency. USApp – American Politics and Policy Blog (30 Sep 2016). Website.

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Abstract

Few politicians represent one constituency for the entirety of their political life. Many graduate from the House of Representatives to the Senate, a move which also usually involves a massive increase in the number of constituents that they represent. Do these shifts then affect how legislators act and the kinds of laws they support. In new research which examines the legislative behavior of House members who move up into the Senate, Kristina Miler finds when a new senator is elected by a state that is more liberal than their former House district their voting behavior does become more liberal.

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/usappblog/
Additional Information: © 2016 The Author, 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: 21 Oct 2016 08:39
Last Modified: 11 Aug 2020 23:32
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/68091

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