Sequential Choices and Partisan Transitions in U . S . Senate Delegations : 1972-1988

  title={Sequential Choices and Partisan Transitions in U . S . Senate Delegations : 1972-1988},
  author={Gary M. Segura and Stephen P. Nicholson and Dan Palazzolo},
A recent increase in the number of states sending mixed delegations to the U.S. Senate, i.e., having one senator of each political party, has led scholars to ask why essentially stable electorates produce different partisan outcomes. We contend that the existing arguments do not, and cannot, adequately explain this phenomenon. The failure of these earlier attempts is the direct result of a misinterpretation of the choices faced by voters in sequential elections. The existence of mixed Senate… CONTINUE READING

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