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Republicans prefer to serve in the Senate over the House: for them, it represents the ultimate realistic office.

Masthay, Theodore J. and Overby, L. Marvin (2017) Republicans prefer to serve in the Senate over the House: for them, it represents the ultimate realistic office. USApp - American Politics and Policy Blog (31 Mar 2017). Website.

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Abstract

The vast majority of the members of both houses of Congress tend to win reelection when they stand. But what about retirement? While House Republicans tend to retire at higher rates than their Democratic counterparts, this does not hold for the Senate. Theodore J. Masthay and L. Marvin Overby find that Republican and Democratic Senators retire at very similar rates, likely because they face a less arduous campaign schedule compared to those in the House, the power that the Senate gives them, and the extreme seniority of the office.

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/usappblog/
Additional Information: © 2017 The Author(s) CC BY-NC 3.0; Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: J Political Science > JC Political theory
J Political Science > JK Political institutions (United States)
Sets: Collections > LSE American Politics and Policy (USAPP) Blog
Date Deposited: 08 May 2017 15:12
Last Modified: 30 Jun 2020 23:14
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/76017

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