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Unique Case Identification Number

This variable is a unique case identification number, and has no use other than to allow for the identification of a specific observation in the data set. For each case that was included in ICPSR #21480, this number is identical in this version. ... (view details)

Taken from: State Legislative Election Returns (1967-2010).

Number of State in Alphabetical List

Number of state in alphabetical list.

Taken from: State Legislative Election Returns (1967-2010).

State postal Abbreviation

A string variable that records the two-letter state postal abbreviation for each state.

Taken from: State Legislative Election Returns (1967-2010).

State FIPS Code

Records the FIPS code for each state, which is a common identifier for states used by the U. S. Census Bureau.

Taken from: State Legislative Election Returns (1967-2010).

ICPSR State Code

ICPSR State Code

Taken from: State Legislative Election Returns (1967-2010).

Year of Election

Year of Election

Taken from: State Legislative Election Returns (1967-2010).

Month of Election

Month of Election

Taken from: State Legislative Election Returns (1967-2010).

Senate or House

District identifiers: v08, v09, v10a, v10b, v10c, v10d, v10, and v11.

Taken from: State Legislative Election Returns (1967-2010).

District Name

This variable is a string variable that records the name of a district.

Taken from: State Legislative Election Returns (1967-2010).

State Legislative District Number

The district number for each office.

Taken from: State Legislative Election Returns (1967-2010).

District Post Position that Identifies a Geographic Locale

This is a numeric variable that identifies a specific "post" in a district for which a candidate ran.

Taken from: State Legislative Election Returns (1967-2010).

District Post Position That Identifies a Post in a Multimember District (MMD)

This is a numeric variable that identifies a specific MMD post in a district for which a candidate ran.

Taken from: State Legislative Election Returns (1967-2010).

District Post Position That Identifies Both a Geographic Locale and a Post in a Multimember District

District Post Position That Identifies Both a Geographic Locale and a Post in a Multimember District

Taken from: State Legislative Election Returns (1967-2010).

District Post Position That Identifies a Post in a Multimember District, Artificial

District Post Position That Identifies a Post in a Multimember District, Artificial

Taken from: State Legislative Election Returns (1967-2010).

Summary Post Position

Summary code of post position.

Taken from: State Legislative Election Returns (1967-2010).

Concatenated District Identifier

This variable provides a way to uniquely identify every district (or post within a district, for districts including multiple posts) within a given chamber in a state. ... (view details)

Taken from: State Legislative Election Returns (1967-2010).

District Type

This numeric variable records the type of district in which the candidate ran.

Taken from: State Legislative Election Returns (1967-2010).

Number of Winners for Position

Number of Winners for Position

Taken from: State Legislative Election Returns (1967-2010).

Length of Term by Law

This variable records the length of the term, in years, for which a candidate is running.

Taken from: State Legislative Election Returns (1967-2010).

Actual Length of Term

This variable represents the number of years between the election represented by the case and either: 1) the next time the winning candidate is up for election after continuously serving in office; or 2) the time at which the winning candidate leave... (view details)

Taken from: State Legislative Election Returns (1967-2010).

Election Type Code

Election Type Code

Taken from: State Legislative Election Returns (1967-2010).

Election Determines a Sitting Legislator

Election whose winner goes to sit in the legislature at the beginning of the legislative session.

Taken from: State Legislative Election Returns (1967-2010).

Unique Candidate ID Code

This variable was generated by taking the minimum of caseid for each individual.

Taken from: State Legislative Election Returns (1967-2010).

Candidate's Full Standardized Name

Combination of all name components in edition 6 (v44 through v53) for the first instance in which the candidate appears.

Taken from: State Legislative Election Returns (1967-2010).

Detailed Party Code

This variable is a unique code assigned to each distinct party that ran a candidate in any given election.

Taken from: State Legislative Election Returns (1967-2010).

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