[The] presence of a county-level campaign office was associated with post-caucus delegate gains by the Democratic candidates. I also find that the counties in which the Obama campaign had established field offices during the general election saw a disproportionate Democratic surge, and that this field office-induced surge was enough to flip three states from Republican toDemocratic.
Wednesday, April 8, 2009
Campaign Mechanics and Campaign Effects
In a paper at the annual meeting of the Midwest Political Science Associatin, Seth Masket of the University of Denver emphasizes the significance of campaign organization in 2008: