Unformatted text preview: a) holding a seat is considered a full-time, rather than half or part time job b) low turnover. Members try to hold on to their seats c) professional slegislatures give members staff help and services i) ex profess legis: wiscosnin 3) incumbency advantage a) once state legislators reach office their chance sof being re-elected are good b) visibility- media converage of legislators amounts to free advertising, helps name recognition with voters c) money- incumbents tent to attract more compaign money than challengers i) incumbent legislators sit on key committees that write legislation. Legislators can shape policy to help their districts ii) they engage in “credit claiming” at re-election time”...
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This note was uploaded on 04/19/2008 for the course POLI SCI 105 taught by Professor Dr.bohte during the Spring '08 term at Wisconsin Milwaukee.
- Spring '08