February 21, 2019

In this paper, we examine “gender coattails”: the ability of women candidates to attract votes for other women running down ballot.

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Political science has a substantial literature on “party coattail effects” which is the president’s ability to attract votes for down ballot congressional candidates of the same party. In this paper, we examine “gender coattails”: the ability of women candidates to attract votes for other women running down ballot. Using electoral data from gubernatorial and state legislative races in 2010 and 2014, we examine the degree to which women candidates for governor attract votes for female state legislative candidates. 

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