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Why electing former governors may help ease the partisan gridlock in the US Senate

Keena, Alex and Knight-Finley, Misty (2018) Why electing former governors may help ease the partisan gridlock in the US Senate. USApp - American Politics and Policy Blog (25 Jan 2018). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

The US Senate now hosts more than 20 former state governors, a group which played an important role in ending the recent government shutdown. In new research, Alex Keena and Misty Knight-Finley examine the bipartisan role that former governors play in the US' upper house. They find that former governors were 8 percent more likely to vote with the other side, compared to legislators who had not previously been in charge of a state.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/usappblog
Additional Information: © 2018 The Author(s); 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: 22 Jun 2018 13:54
Last Modified: 20 Feb 2019 12:32
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/88519

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