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April 29, 2014


Number of Political Dynasty Candidates Rises

Brendan Nyhan: "Just under 9% of members of Congress between 1789 and 1996 were related to a previous member of Congress, according to a 2009 study, including 7% of those who served after 1966. More recently, 12% of all House races without an incumbent candidate between 1994 and 2006 had a member of a political dynasty as a candidate."












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