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Hunt publishes book on impact of local roots among legislators

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Charles Hunt, assistant professor of political science in the School of Public Service, has published a book examining the importance of local, place-based roots that members of Congress have in their home districts. In Home Field Advantage: Roots, Reelection, and Representation in the Modern Congress, Hunt argues that legislators’ roots in their districts have significant and independent impacts on their campaigns and election outcomes, as well as in their relationships with constituents.

Hunt also published an article “Not all politics is local — but quite a bit of it is” in the Blue Review, Boise State’s journal of popular scholarship.