Tuesday, March 13, 2007

United States Senators as Presidential Candidates

United States Senators as Presidential Candidates; Burden, Barry C.; Source: Political Science Quarterly, Volume 117, Number 1, Spring 2002, pp. 81-102.


Barry C. Burden uses data to show that governors have done far better as presidential candidates than senators, though they are less likely to run. Four explanations connected to the notion of campaign investment are offered to account for the fates of 139 presidential contenders who ran between 1960 to 1996.

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