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Unformatted text preview: who hasnt been through the grind of an election Often form close relationships with other members, even across party lines because theyve been through the same grind Lecture #15 Congressional Elections Why do seats look safe to us and not them? o One election isnt a career o To have a career and the influence that goes with it, need several elections in a row o The more elections you win, the probability of winning again goes down with each successive time o Some things are uncontrollable by the candidate Party surges Redistricting Constituency and Washington careers o They know its possible to beat an incumbent For them to be in that seat in the first place, they probably had to beat an incumbent...
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This note was uploaded on 11/27/2011 for the course POLI 100 taught by Professor Rabinowitz during the Fall '07 term at UNC.
- Fall '07