Monthly Archives: January 2011

The Governor Party – Managers II

So how is it that Republicans are so competitive at the gubernatorial level instate politics and so overwhelmed when contesting most other offices? In part, as my colleague Professor Duquette puts it, the party basically has functioned as a talent recruitment agency for someone who can wrest the corner office (and its patronage yield) from the Democrats. But the Republicans almost always have a shot at the governor’s office because it appeals to the managers while distancing itself from Legislature Party.

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