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Why the 2018 elections may bring a surge in state legislative competition

Myers, Adam S. (2018) Why the 2018 elections may bring a surge in state legislative competition. USApp - American Politics and Policy Blog (15 Mar 2018). Website.

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While most observers of US politics tend to focus on national and state-wide races, election contests for state legislative seats can also be incredibly important, especially given that state legislatures are often responsible for redrawing states' Congressional boundaries. State legislative elections are often uncompetitive, with more than 40 percent of state elections lacking more than one major party candidate. But, as, Adam S. Myers writes, there are signs that competition in state elections will be on the up in 2018, with state Democratic parties looking likely to field a greater number of candidates in certain states.

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Subjects: J Political Science > JC Political theory
J Political Science > JK Political institutions (United States)
Date Deposited: 17 Jul 2018 14:09
Last Modified: 16 May 2024 06:08

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