Skip to content
Licensed Unlicensed Requires Authentication Published by De Gruyter July 31, 2012

Did the Tea Party Win the House for the Republicans in the 2010 House Elections?

  • Jon R. Bond , Richard Fleisher and Nathan A. Ilderton
From the journal The Forum


We test the hypothesis that the Tea Party won the House for Republicans in 2010. We find no support for this hypothesis. Instead, we find that variables long cited in the literature on congressional elections—in particular, the incumbent’s previous electoral performance, the normal party vote in the district, candidate spending, and challenger experience—best explain the results of the 2010 elections.

Published Online: 2012-7-31

©2012 Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co. KG, Berlin/Boston

Downloaded on 23.2.2024 from
Scroll to top button