Title

The Use of Party Brand Labels in Congressional Election Campaigns

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

8-2013

Department

Political Science

Language

English

Publication Title

Legislative Studies Quarterly

Abstract

In spite of the centrality of partisanship to many theories of lawmaking, and the important role that party cues play in shaping voters’ evaluations of political candidates, remarkably little is known about the circumstances under which congressional candidates use partisan symbols on the campaign trail. Employing data on candidates’ televised advertisements over six elections (1998–2008), the present study explores the “supply side” of partisan cues and finds that candidates are strategic about their use of party symbols. And while personal and district-level factors influence how candidates utilize partisan rhetoric, we show that the institutional context in which they campaign also matters.

Comments

Published as:
Neiheisel, Jacob R., and Sarah Niebler. "The Use of Party Brand Labels in Congressional Election Campaigns." Legislative Studies Quarterly 38, no. 3 (2013): 377-403. doi:10.1111/lsq.12019

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DOI

10.1111/lsq.12019

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