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Reelection Rates of House Incumbents: 1790 - 1994

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Publication Date: March 1995

Publisher(s): Library of Congress. Congressional Research Service

Series: 95-361

Topic: Politics (Elections and voting)


This report provides data on the success rate of House incumbents who have sought reelection beginning with the 1790 election. While most studies in this field begin with the 1946 election, this analysis places the recent incumbent reelection rates into complete historical perspective.