Tuesday, September 09, 2008

Different Presidential Paths

Karl Kurtz of the National Conference of State Legislatures discovered that no Republican candidate for President or Vice-President has served in a state legislature since Calvin Coolidge. During that same time frame, 8 Democratic candidates have had state legislative experience.

Mr. Kurtz suggests that this results from a tendency of Democrats and Republicans to enter politics in different ways. For his specific hypothesis and his tentative conclusion, see here.


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