PSCI 1050 Lecture Notes

PSCI 1050 Lecture - o Independent spending 527s Positive effect o Campaigns in which parties and national interest groups actively participate will

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Government Notes 11/2/07 Nations Forces in Congressional Elections The ability of members of congress to distance themselves from party and presidential positions make them less subject to national forces. Coattails o Positive electoral effect of a popular presidential candidate on congressional candidates of the party o Declined Why Have National Forces Grown Stronger? Evidence suggests that congressional elections are more nationalized today. o More unified, and more distinct, political parties Increase in issue advocacy in national elections
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Unformatted text preview: o Independent spending; 527s Positive effect o Campaigns in which parties and national interest groups actively participate will be more issue-oriented. o May Help balance odds of incumbents and challengers. Do congressional elections produce a representative body? Members are highly qualified: hard working, well educated, bright, and interested in public policy. o Less corrupt than in the past Our congress in often thought of as a representative body that does. Women-hate the majority of them. They all can just...
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This note was uploaded on 04/14/2008 for the course PSCI 1050 taught by Professor Johnson during the Fall '07 term at North Texas.

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