Does media attention lead to personal electoral success? Differences in long and short campaign media effects for top and ordinary political candidates

  title={Does media attention lead to personal electoral success? Differences in long and short campaign media effects for top and ordinary political candidates},
  author={Patrick F. A. van Erkel and Peter Van Aelst and Peter Thijssen},
  journal={Acta Politica},
Although elections are not won in the media, scholars agree that media visibility impacts politicians’ electoral success. This study examines what effect media visibility has on the individual electoral success of all political candidates competing in PR-list system elections. We focus on media effects during the short and long campaign and investigate how these effects vary between types of candidates. We position media attention in a broader framework of factors influencing electoral success… 

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