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The Primaries Project: Understanding American Parties and Factions

September 30, 2014, Elaine Kamarck

Despite telling pollsters that they vote for "the person, not the party," most Americans vote for their party with a remarkable degree of consistency. In this post, Elaine Kamarck uses data from The Primaries Project to look at factions within each political party—the Tea Party on one hand and Progressive Democrats on the other—to see how internal challenges within the parties play out in elections. 

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