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The 1994 Congressional Elections: The Postindustrial Realignment Continues
EVERETT CARL LADD examines voting in the 1994 off-year elections that led to the taking of control of both houses of Congress by the Republican party. He concludes that these elections evince a further maturing of the "postindustrial" party system. The issue of the proper role of federal government loomed large--to the Republicans' benefit--as the electorate continues to rethink this dimension of politics. At the same time, the weakness of voter ties to political parties continues to contribute a distinctive cast to this contemporary realignment.

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