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ERRATUM

Description: Correction to House Candidate and Type Race for two districts
Posted: 2009-May-29

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For districts LA01 and OH03, House candidate codes were incorrectly identified as follows:

In LA01, the incorrect name was given for the House incumbent in V084504 and the incumbent status (34) was incorrectly coded as 42 in V084504a; the Republican candidate code (34) was incorrectly coded as 32 in V084502a and the Democratic candidate code (35) was incorrectly coded as 31 in V084501a. In addition, the TYPE RACE variable, V084513, for LA01 should be coded 21. Because the incorrect incumbent name was preloaded in LA01, the incumbent evaluations in variables V085068, V085068x, and V085069 should be recoded to -4 "NA". Followups in variables V085068a and V085068b should be recoded to -1 "INAP".

In OH03, the incumbent (34) was coded as 33 in V084504a; the Republican candidate (34) was incorrectly coded as 36 in V084502a, and the Democratic challenger (35) was incorrectly coded as 33 in V084501a. Furthermore, the TYPE RACE variable, V084513, for OH03 should be coded 21.

Corrections (SAS code) should be made as follows:

          DISTRICT LA01
	   V084501a = 35;
	   V084502a = 34;
	   V084504 = "Stephen Scalise";
	   V084504a = 34;
	   V084513 = 21;
	   if V081202a eq "LA01" and V085050x eq 31 then V08050x = 35;
	   if V081202a eq "LA01" and V085050x eq 32 then V08050x = 34;
	   if V081202a eq "LA01" V085068 then do;
	   	V085068 = -4;
	   	V085068a = -1;
	   	V085068b = -1;
	   	V085068x = -4;
	   	V085069 = -4;
	   end;

	  DISTRICT OH03
	   V084501a = 35;
	   V084502a = 34;
	   V084504a = 34;
	   V084513 = 21;
	   if V081202a eq "OH03" and V085050x eq 33 then V08050x = 35;
	   if V081202a eq "OH03" and V085050x eq 36 then V08050x = 34;
	   end;
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