Comparing the Campaign Financing Patterns of Male and Female Congressional Candidates

Friday, November 7, 2014
Plaza Foyer (Sheraton)
Sara Thane , University of Montana-Missoula
Nearly one hundred years after gaining the right to vote, women remain underrepresented in Congress. The campaign financing patterns of female candidates may be one factor contributing to this continued underrepresentation. This research compares how male and female candidates finance their campaigns and evaluates how these strategies impact election outcomes.