Did the Tea Party Win the House for the Republicans in the 2010 House Elections?
Abbreviated Journal Title
Forum-A J. Appl. Res. Contemp. Polit.
Tea Party; congressional elections; 2010 elections; MIDTERM ELECTIONS; QUALITY; Political Science
We test the hypothesis that the Tea Party won the House for Republicans in 2010. We find no support for this hypothesis. Instead, we find that variables long cited in the literature on congressional elections-in particular, the incumbent's previous electoral performance, the normal party vote in the district, candidate spending, and challenger experience-best explain the results of the 2010 elections.
Forum-a Journal of Applied Research in Contemporary Politics
"Did the Tea Party Win the House for the Republicans in the 2010 House Elections?" (2012). Faculty Bibliography 2010s. 2316.