Clark University

For Support Of Research On Congressional Primaries

Overview
The co-investigators for this research are leading scholars of Congressional primaries. They will examine an often debated but rarely studied issue - the impact of timing of primary elections. They will use data from 1984 to 2016 to assess the consequences of congressional primary dates on the competitiveness, outcomes, and expenses of primary and general elections. States continue to tinker with various aspects of primaries, and frequently propose and enact changes to primary dates. This research also could help inform broader debate about other changes to the American electoral process.
About the Grantee
Grantee Website
www.clarku.edu 
Address
950 Main Street
Worcester, MA 01610
Grants to this Grantee
for support of research on Congressional primaries  
The co-investigators for this research are leading scholars of Congressional primaries. They will examine an often debated but rarely studied issue - the impact of timing of primary elections. They will use data from 1984 to 2016 to assess the consequences of congressional primary dates on the competitiveness, outcomes, and expenses of primary and general elections. States continue to tinker with various aspects of primaries, and frequently propose and enact changes to primary dates. This research also could help inform broader debate about other changes to the American electoral process.

Search Our Grantmaking


By Keyword