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Low-Resource Candidates and Fundraising Appeals. / Johnson, Richard.

The Oxford Handbook of Electoral Persuasion . ed. / Elizabeth Suhay; Bernard Grofman; Alexander Trechsel. Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2019.

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Johnson, R 2019, Low-Resource Candidates and Fundraising Appeals. in E Suhay, B Grofman & A Trechsel (eds), The Oxford Handbook of Electoral Persuasion . Oxford University Press, Oxford. https://doi.org/10.1093/oxfordhb/9780190860806.013.42

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Johnson, R. (2019). Low-Resource Candidates and Fundraising Appeals. In E. Suhay, B. Grofman, & A. Trechsel (Eds.), The Oxford Handbook of Electoral Persuasion Oxford University Press. https://doi.org/10.1093/oxfordhb/9780190860806.013.42

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Johnson R. Low-Resource Candidates and Fundraising Appeals. In Suhay E, Grofman B, Trechsel A, editors, The Oxford Handbook of Electoral Persuasion . Oxford: Oxford University Press. 2019 https://doi.org/10.1093/oxfordhb/9780190860806.013.42

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Johnson, Richard. / Low-Resource Candidates and Fundraising Appeals. The Oxford Handbook of Electoral Persuasion . editor / Elizabeth Suhay ; Bernard Grofman ; Alexander Trechsel. Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2019.

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