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Dynamic Analysis of the Role of War Chests in Campaign Strategy

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Dataset : survey data
  • Box-Steffensmeier, Janet M. (Ohio State University)
Other Title
  • Archival Version (Subtitle)
Publication Date
Funding Reference
  • Ohio State University. Office of Sponsored Programs
  • Mortar Board National Foundation
  • University of Texas
Free Keywords
campaign funds; political campaigns; reelection; reelection campaigns; United States House of Representatives
  • Abstract

    Three hundred ninety-seven United States House of Representatives races in which an incumbent ran for reelection in 1990 are examined. Using repeated measures analysis of variance and duration analysis with time-varying covariates and temporally disaggregated war chest data, it is shown that war chests deter high-quality challengers from entering the race.
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Geographic Coverage
  • United States
Collection Mode
  • (1) The file submitted is which includes a readme file that describes the contents of the zip file. (2) These data are part of ICPSR's Publication-Related Archive and are distributed exactly as they arrived from the data depositor. ICPSR has not checked or processed this material. Users should consult the investigator if further information is desired.

2002-01-10 The original zip file, which was damaged in transmission, has been replaced. Funding insitution(s): Ohio State University. Office of Sponsored Programs. Mortar Board National Foundation. University of Texas.
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Alternative Identifiers
  • 1121 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
  • Is previous version of
    DOI: 10.3886/ICPSR01121.v1
  • Box-Steffensmeier, Janet M.. A dynamic analysis of the role of war chests in campaign strategy. American Journal of Political Science.40, (2), 352-371.1996.
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Update Metadata: 2015-08-05 | Issue Number: 6 | Registration Date: 2015-06-15

Box-Steffensmeier, Janet M. (1996): Dynamic Analysis of the Role of War Chests in Campaign Strategy. Archival Version. Version: v0. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset.