Re-election rates of Senate incumbents : 1790-1988
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Published by Congressional Research Service, Library of Congress in [Washington, D.C.] .
Written in English


  • United States. -- Congress. -- Senate -- Elections,
  • Elections -- United States

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StatementDavid C. Huckabee
SeriesMajor studies and issue briefs of the Congressional Research Service -- 1990, reel 3, fr. 0519
ContributionsLibrary of Congress. Congressional Research Service
The Physical Object
Pagination16 p.
Number of Pages16
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL15172666M

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