Do Mayoral Endorsements Work?
Brian Weatherson makes a surprising argument: After the Super Tuesday primaries in the U.S., there was a lot of discussion that various big-name endorsements ...
Brian Weatherson makes a surprising argument:
After the Super Tuesday primaries in the U.S., there was a lot of discussion that various big-name endorsements seem to have not made much difference. Most notably, despite being endorsed by Governor Patrick and Senators Kennedy and Kerry, Barack Obama got beaten heavily in Massachusetts. But what struck me at the time, and what seems to have been confirmed by subsequent contests, is that (at least in Democratic primaries) mayoral endorsements seem to make an enormous difference in the campaign. Not only does the candidate with the most endorsements seem to routinely win, they seem to outperform their poll numbers.
I just looked at gubernatorial endorsements and found that they usually don't make much of a difference.
Join the Discussion
After you comment, click Post. You can enter an anonymous Display Name or connect to a social profile.
Rise in Early Cervical Cancer Detection Linked to Obamacare22 hours ago
Video Just the Latest Stain on Chicago Police's Decades-Long Record of Misconduct23 hours ago
On Immigration, Feds and Texas Play Chess23 hours ago
Pension Cuts Win Federal Court Support in Chattanooga23 hours ago
Amid Financial Turmoil, Florida City Fires Its New Manager23 hours ago
Maryland Changes How Lawsuit Payouts Are Sold23 hours ago