This thesis examines members of the House of Representatives, post-Watergate to pre-Trump, that have been involved in any type of scandal. I argue that basic level traits impact how a politician involved in a scandal will be affected. I believe that such traits like race and sex are critical in the decision for a politician to vacate their seat or are reasons for why they lose their seat when it comes time for re-election.
van Doorn, Bas
Alikhani, Ashkahn, "Post-WaterGate to Pre-Trump: A Look At Which Incumbents Are Hurt By Scandals Within The United States House of Representatives" (2018). Senior Independent Study Theses. Paper 8072.
Scandal, Post-WaterGate, Pre-Trump, House of Representatives, Sex Scandal, Political Scandal, US Scandal
Bachelor of Arts
Senior Independent Study Thesis
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