The Nationalization of Special Elections for the U.S. House of Representatives

@article{Knotts2016TheNO,
  title={The Nationalization of Special Elections for the U.S. House of Representatives},
  author={H. G. Knotts and Jordan M. Ragusa},
  journal={Journal of Elections, Public Opinion and Parties},
  year={2016},
  volume={26},
  pages={22 - 39}
}
Abstract Scholars and political commentators have argued that special elections to the U.S. House of Representatives are national contests, serving as a referendum on the president's party and a predictor of future election outcomes (Sigelman 1981; Smith and Burnnell 2010). But the empirical record is mixed, with one leading study demonstrating that candidate and district characteristics alone explain special election outcomes (Gaddie, Bullock, and Buchanan 1999). We investigate this… Expand

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