Campaigns and Candidates in Mayoral Elections
This project focuses on the impact of candidate characteristics (race, sex, political experience) and campaign expenditures on election outcomes and voter turnout in urban mayoral elections. Data are gathered on key variables from recent elections in the 125 largest U.S. cities. For very recent elections these data are fairly easy to access. However, for elections that took place 5-10 years ago the data gathering process requires much more
time and effort.