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Capitol Perspectives: The decline of parties

Posted By Janna On November 5, 2012 @ 3:33 pm In Opinion | No Comments

The year’s campaign season has provided a clear demonstration of the declining role of political parties.

For years, political scientists have noted the growing number of voters who identify themselves as independent. As a result, a candidate from the party with the highest identification no longer can count on getting elected just by getting the votes of party loyalists.

While that certainly is true in Missouri, it’s just one part

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