Issue Convergence in Presidential Campaigns

@article{Damore2005IssueCI,
  title={Issue Convergence in Presidential Campaigns},
  author={David F. Damore},
  journal={Political Behavior},
  year={2005},
  volume={27},
  pages={71-97}
}
AbstractThis effort seeks to expand our understanding of the supply-side of the campaign process by investigating how candidate competition for agenda control affects occurrences of issue convergence (the discussion of the same issues by competing candidates) in campaigns for the presidency. More specifically, I integrate hypotheses suggested by extant literature into a framework that captures the factors that motivate presidential candidates’ selection of issues and the factors that affect… CONTINUE READING

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