Paying the price for a seat on the bench: Campaign spending in contested state intermediate appellate court elections
The subject of judicial elections has garnered an increasing amount of attention by scholars over the past decade. Campaign spending in judicial elections has occupied a central focus of this research, but most of this scholarship has examined campaign finance at the state supreme court level. Our study departs from that tradition by examining what factors predict campaign expenditures in 172 contested state intermediate appellate court (IAC) races from 2000–06. The results indicate that the characteristics of the race, institutional factors, and the context of the campaign all influence how much money is spent in IAC elections. Although similar in some respects to state legislative and supreme court elections, notable differences exist as well.
Frederick B., Streb M.J. (2008). Paying the price for a seat on the bench: Campaign spending in contested state intermediate appellate court elections. State Politics and Policy Quarterly, 8(4), 410-429. https://doi.org/10.1177/153244000800800404
Virtual Commons Citation
Frederick, Brian and Streb, Matthew J. (2008). Paying the price for a seat on the bench: Campaign spending in contested state intermediate appellate court elections. In Political Science Faculty Publications. Paper 11.
Available at: https://vc.bridgew.edu/polisci_fac/11