Do Incumbents Enjoy a Fundraising Advantage? Evidence from a Quasi-Experiment.

O'Halloran, Patrick.

Abstract: Lee [2008] suggests that a potential source of the party incumbency advantage (with re- spect to vote share) is a possible incumbency advantage in campaign fundraising. Mo- tivated in part by his work, this investigation exploits a sharp discontinuity in Congres- sional elections in order to identify the party campaign fundraising advantage. Using data from the Federal Election Commissio... read more

Tufts University. Department of Economics.
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