It Takes a Black Candidate

@article{Shah2014ItTA,
  title={It Takes a Black Candidate},
  author={Paru Shah},
  journal={Political Research Quarterly},
  year={2014},
  volume={67},
  pages={266 - 279}
}
  • Paru Shah
  • Published 1 June 2014
  • Political Science
  • Political Research Quarterly
The ongoing underrepresentation of racial and ethnic minorities in most levels of office continues to warrant our attention. However, scholars have only focused on what factors contribute to the electoral success of minorities, without attention to a vital precursor—the supply of minority candidates. Using data from the Local Elections in America Project, this study provides one of the first glimpses into the supply side of minority representation, detailing how demographic, electoral, and… 

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