Title

Conditions for competition in low-information judicial elections: The case of intermediate appellate court elections

Publication Date

2009

Document Type

Article

Abstract

Although much work has examined the conditions for competition and incumbent defeat in high-visibility elections, scholars have conducted little research on these conditions for less visible offices. We look at one particular type of low-information election: those to state intermediate appellate courts (IAC). Using a comprehensive data set of all IAC elections involving incumbents from 2000 to 2007, we estimate models of challenger entry and incumbent success once challenged. Our results comport, in some cases, and diverge, in others, with the findings of studies of more visible judicial and legislative offices.

Original Citation

Streb M.J., Frederick B. (2009). Conditions for competition in low-information judicial elections: The case of intermediate appellate court elections. Political Research Quarterly, 62(3), 523-537. doi: 10.1177/1065912908321698

Identifier

DOI: 10.1177/1065912908321698