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Title: Money or Name? A Sectional Analysis of Judicial Elections
Journal: Justice System Journal  Volume:8  Issue:1  Dated:(Spring 1983)  Pages:46-58
Author(s): M L Vulcansek
Date Published: 1983
Page Count: 13
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Annotation: This note is a consideration of the impact of selected variables on the outcomes of judicial elections by section of the country.
Abstract: The factors considered are incumbency, ballot position, prior judicial experience, campaign financing, and prior elective positions. Generally, incumbency is found to be a critical factor, and campaign financing is not. The same factors influence judicial elections in all sections of the country. However, how and to what degree they are manifested vary by section and by the dominant political culture. (Author abstract)
Index Term(s): Judge retention elections; Judge selection
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