What Arlen Specter Taught Us about Party Switching

In 2009, Arlen Specter (R to D-PA) left his political party and made headlines, enemies, and a few friends in the process. He serves as a cautionary tale to those thinking about jumping ship; Specter did not make it past his primary.

Our research … helps to illuminate why the election after a switch is an uphill battle. [cont.]

Kevin A. Evans, Rolfe D. Peterson, Nathan J. Hadley (themonkeycage.org)