Competitive Districts

In a revealing new report, Rose research assistants Kathryn Ridenour ’18 and Nick Fedorochko ’19 investigate campaign spending behaviors in California’s 2014 elections. Among the findings, Ridenour and Fedorochko discovered that over $132 million was spent on the 2014 races, and the candidate with the highest spending won their race 87% of the time. Fedorochko explains: “This paper dives into campaign finance and independent expenditure data for state legislative races, drawing important conclusions about how much it costs to run for office in California.”

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