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Candidate Ideology and Electoral Success

@inproceedings{Hall2015CandidateIA,
  title={Candidate Ideology and Electoral Success},
  author={Andrew B. Hall},
  year={2015}
}
This paper examines the relationship between ideological position and electoral success in U.S. elections. We study primary and general elections to the U.S. House of Representatives over the period 1980-2010, focusing on races with no incumbent. Following previous literature, we use campaign donations to estimate the ideological positions of non-incumbent candidates. We find that in primary elections more extreme candidates receive more votes, and are more likely to win, than moderate… 

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