Multiracial coalitions in city elections involving minority candidates: Some Evidence from Denver

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In this research I examine the electoral coalitions of minority candidates elected citywide. The focus is on the election of a Hispanic as mayor and a black as city auditor of Denver. Although the coalitions that elected the two minority candidates are similar in many respects, there are some notable differences. Perhaps most interesting are the levels of black support for the Hispanic candidate as compared to the Hispanic support for the black candidate. And the level of nonminority support for the black auditor candidate is somewhat higher than that for the Hispanic mayoral candidate. These findings are integrally important but there are also broader implications.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)342-351
Number of pages10
JournalUrban Affairs Review
Issue number2
StatePublished - Dec 1989


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Sociology and Political Science
  • Urban Studies

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