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The Forum

A Journal of Applied Research in Contemporary Politics

Ed. by Disalvo, Daniel / Stonecash, Jeffrey

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The Primary End Game and General Election Outcomes: Are they Connected?

1University of Arizona, School of Government and Public Policy

Corresponding author: Barbara Norrander, University of Arizona, School of Government and Public Policy

Citation Information: The Forum. Volume 10, Issue 4, Pages 119–126, ISSN (Online) 1540-8884, ISSN (Print) 2194-6183, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/forum-2013-0008, February 2013

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Recent presidential nominating contests are effectively over sometime during the first half of the election year, well before the official nominations are bestowed at the party conventions. Yet some candidates become the presumptive nominee as early as February, while others do not obtain this moniker until May or June. This article takes a preliminary look at the dates candidates became the presumptive nominees and their general election fates.

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