The congressional incumbency effect: Is it casework, policy compatibility, or something else?

Using returns from the 1978 congressional elections, we estimate the effects of three strategies that incumbents may use to increase their vote totals and improve their reelection prospects: (1) the provision of particularized service to constituents-the casework hypothesis, (2) ideological position...

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Bibliographic Details
Main Authors: Johannes, John., McAdams, John.
Format: Villanova Faculty Authorship
Language:English
Published: 1981
Online Access:http://ezproxy.villanova.edu/login?url=https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:177488