Why Some Politicians Shun Promotions

Big-city mayors are not interested in higher office, BU research finds

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Political scientists Maxwell Palmer (from left), David Glick, and Katherine Levine Einstein say big-city mayors shun higher office because of its hard-edged partisanship. Photo by Jackie Ricciardi

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