Publication Date: May 2008
Publisher(s): National Institute on Money in State Politics (U.S.)
Author(s): Scott Jordan
Coverage: United States
An analysis of state legislative races held in 2005 and 2006 highlights that, in most instances, the key to victory in a legislative election is to be in office already. In others, having a fund-raising advantage almost assures electoral victory. In nearly every state, having one or both of these advantages all but guarantees victory at the ballot box.