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University of San Diego
Presidential elections, primary elections, political parties, campaign finance, Superpacs, presidential power, war power,
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About Me

Dominguez researches the relationships between political parties and interest groups and the political parties’ involvement in primary elections. She uses both data on endorsements and campaign finance to trace the dynamics of party behavior in federal elections.

Her other area of research focuses on the historical development of war powers in the American constitutional system.

She and her colleagues also produce a weekly podcast on politics and political science (soon available on iTunes) called “A Few Reasonable Words.”

Recent Publications

“Polarization and Volatility: The State of the Party System in the Twenty-First Century,” Chapter 11 in The Guide to Political Parties, edited by Marjorie Randon Hershey, CQ Press/Sage (2014).

“Does the Party Matter? Endorsements in Congressional Primaries,” Political Research Quarterly 64: 3 (Sept., 2011) pp. 534-44.

 “The Wave Stopped at the Sierra Nevada,” in Cases in Congressional Campaigns eds. David Dulio and Richard Adkins, Routledge, 2011.

“Groups and the Party Coalitions” with Matthew Grossman. American Politics Research 37:5 (September 2009) 767-700.

Media Coverage

“Trump will need funding and some prominent supporters.” New York Times Room For Debate. May 11, 2016.


“Does Party Conflict at the Convention Matter?” with Andrew Tirrell, at Mischiefs of Faction on Vox. May 25, 2016.



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