Gender, race, and political ambition: how intersectionality and frames influence interest in political office

  title={Gender, race, and political ambition: how intersectionality and frames influence interest in political office},
  author={Mirya R. Holman and Monica C. Schneider},
  journal={Politics, Groups, and Identities},
  pages={264 - 280}
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