Presidential nominees love to consider home state advantage when choosing their running mates but a vice presidents state turns out to make no difference in an election. However it could change the outcome of a presidential election under narrow but plausible conditions sophisticated in its methodology and rich in historical as well as contemporary insight the vp advantage is essential and accessible reading for anyone interested in understanding how running mates influence presidential elections. Chapter 1 origins and evolution of the vice presidential home state advantage after being elected the first vice president of the united states john adams embarked upon a week long journey from his home in braintree massachusetts to the nations then capital new york city on the picturesque spring day of april 13 1789. In the vp advantage how running mates influence home state voting in presidential elections christopher j devine and kyle c kopko undertake a quantative analysis to suggest that such an advantage is in fact relatively rare. Review of the vp advantage how running mates influence home state voting in presidential elections by christopher j devine and kyle c kopko manchester university press for lse review of books april 2016 the veepstakes are upon us as an intriguing and somewhat traumatic presidential primary season approaches a conclusion speculation about who the republican and democratic
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