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The Forum

A Journal of Applied Research in Contemporary Politics

Ed. by Disalvo, Daniel / Stonecash, Jeffrey

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Volume 10, Issue 3 (Oct 2012)

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Incumbent and Party Vulnerabilities in the House of Representatives

Jing Lin / Jeff M. Stonecash
Published Online: 2012-10-31 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/1540-8884.1517

Abstract

The conventional portrait of House elections is that they are overwhelmingly constituted of incumbents who are increasingly safe. Yet the evidence does not support that picture. Widespread incumbency and electoral volatility can much more easily coexist than the conventional wisdom has suggested. Many Members are indeed vulnerable, which makes party control vulnerable as well.

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Published Online: 2012-10-31


Citation Information: The Forum, ISSN (Online) 1540-8884, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/1540-8884.1517.

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