Unformatted text preview: who hasn’t been through the grind of an election • Often form close relationships with other members, even across party lines because they’ve been through the same grind Lecture #15 – Congressional Elections • Why do seats look safe to us and not them? o One election isn’t 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 it’s 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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