Is Running Enough? Reconsidering the Conventional Wisdom about Women Candidates

  title={Is Running Enough? Reconsidering the Conventional Wisdom about Women Candidates},
  author={Peter Bucchianeri},
  journal={Political Behavior},
The conventional wisdom in the literature on women candidates holds that “when women run, they win as often as men.” This has led to a strong focus in the literature on the barriers to entry for women candidates and significant evidence that these barriers hinder representation. Yet, a growing body of research suggests that some disadvantages persist for Republican women even after they choose to run for office. In this paper, I investigate the aggregate consequences of these disadvantages for… 

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