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Charles Hunt

PhD candidate, University of Maryland, College Park

Charles Hunt (@charlesrhunt) has his Ph.D. in American Government and Politics from the University of Maryland, and will be an Assistant Professor at Boise State University beginning in Fall of 2019.

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Congressional representation might be nationalizing, but some politics is still local

March 13, 2019
In  The Increasingly United States of America, Daniel J. Hopkins argues convincingly that due to the increased salience, coherence, and identification of voters… Read More
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Congress in 2019: The 2nd most educated and least politically experienced House freshman class

December 28, 2018
As we outlined in an earlier article, the 116th Congress is going to look a lot different than its predecessors thanks to a younger, more female, less white new… Read More
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Everything you want to know about the 2018 midterm House elections in 8 charts

November 7, 2018
You’re well aware the 2018 midterm elections took place, but you probably weren’t nuts enough to stay up to see the almost final results. Luckily for you, we were and… Read More
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The who, what, when, where, and why of congressional campaign spending

September 25, 2018
In what will come as a shock to no congressional observer, congressional campaigns are getting more and more expensive. The 2000 election cycle, for example, saw House candidates spend a… Read More
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How committee staffers clear the runway for legislative action in Congress

June 13, 2018
Admittedly, the audience at this spring’s “The State of Congressional Capacity Conference” was a receptive one. Congressional scholars from across the country gathered and presented research asking and… Read More
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New LegBranch.com Resource: How Wealthy Are Our Representatives?

October 3, 2017
Graphic created by Trey Billing, @TreyBilling It likely wouldn’t surprise anyone, much less a congressional scholar, to learn that most members of Congress are wealthier… Read More