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No Middle Ground: How Informal Party Organizations Control Nominations and Polarize Legislatures, The University of Michigan Press, 2009 (publisher's page).

"Serving Two Masters: Using Referenda to Assess Partisan versus Dyadic Legislative Representation," Political Research Quarterly, 2011 (with Hans Noel).

"The Perils of Holding a Tea Party at High Altitude: Colorado's Senate and Gubernatorial Races in 2010," in Sabato, Larry J., ed., Pendulum Swing, Longman, 2011.

"Academics Outside the Academy," The Forum, 2010, Vol. 8: Iss. 3, Article 7. 

"Painting the High Plains Blue: Musgrave vs. Markey in Colorado's Fourth Congressional District," in Adkins and Dulio, eds., Cases in Congressional Campaigns: Incumbents Playing Defense, Routledge Press, 2009.

"The Circus That Wasn't: The Republican Party's Quest for Order in the 2003 California Gubernatorial Recall," State Politics and Policy Quarterly (forthcoming).

"Did Obama's Ground Game Matter? The Influence of Local Field Offices During the 2008 Presidential Election," Public Opinion Quarterly 2009, 73: 1023-1039.

"Cooperative Party Factions in American Politics," American Politics Research, 2010 (with Gregory Koger and Hans Noel).

"Partisan Webs: Information Exchange and Party Networks," British Journal of Political Science, 2009 (with Gregory Koger and Hans Noel).

"Where You Sit is Where You Stand: The Impact of Seating Proximity on Legislative Cue-Taking," Quarterly Journal of Political Science, 2008, 3: 301-311.

"It Takes an Outsider: Extra-legislative Organization And Partisanship In The California Assembly, 1849-2006," The American Journal of Political Science 51: 482-497.

"Ideological Adaptation? The Survival Instinct of Threatened Legislators," The Journal of Politics, 2007, 69: 828-843 (with Thad Kousser and Jeffrey B. Lewis).

"A Return to Normalcy? Revisiting the Effects of Term Limits on Competitiveness and Spending in California Assembly Elections," State Politics and Policy Quarterly, 2007, 7: 20-38 (with Jeffrey B. Lewis).

"Data Entry: Going Pro," The Political Methodologist, 2005, 13: 19-20.

"The Stealth Campaign: Experimental Studies of Slate Mail in California," Journal of Law & Politics, 2001, 17 (with Shanto Iyengar and Daniel Lowenstein).

California Stuff

California Assembly election returns (1898-2000)

California Assembly Speaker Elections, 1891-2002

Animation of ideal points in the California Assembly

California Assembly ideal points, 1901-2003:

Stata, SPSS, or Excel format.  Codebook here.

Colorado Stuff

Entering Colorado roll calls





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