"The Rebirth of Party: The 1994 Congressional Elections in Historical Perspective"
The Republican surge of 1994 poses serious problems for most theories of congressional elections, which either discount the likelihood of such a swing, or attribute one to a readily apparent short-term cause. This essay includes a district-level analysis that finds a strong link between the 1988-92 presidential vote and the 1994 House vote. A discussion of theories of realignment leads to a conclusion that while the U.S. political system is changing, a new Republican era may not yet be upon us.
Richard M. Skinner. 1997. ""The Rebirth of Party: The 1994 Congressional Elections in Historical Perspective"" M.A. Thesis, University of Virginia
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