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Research on political science detailed by scientists at Northern Illinois University
September 10th, 2009
According to recent research published in the journal Political Research Quarterly, "Although much work has examined the conditions for competition and incumbent defeat in high-visibility elections, scholars have conducted little research on these conditions for less visible offices."
"We look at one particular type of low-information election: those to state intermediate appellate courts (IAC). Using a comprehensive data set of all IAC elections involving incumbents from 2000 to 2007, we estimate models of challenger entry and incumbent success once challenged," wrote M.J. Streb and colleagues, Northern Illinois University.
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Source: VerticalNews Politics & Government (2009-09-10)