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Gov.2.25 - (federal spending with a zip code) (Earmarks) 5....

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Incumbency Rate U.S. House 90% U.S. Senate 80% Reasons: 1. Redistricting (U.S. House) - Safe seat elections, Incumbent is guarenteed 55% or more of the votes 2. Name Recognition 3. Franking Priveledge cannot say "VOTE FOR. .." "REELECT. ..." Says "Gene Green REPORTS to District 29" 100 million election/year service challenger must pay, but incumbent does not have to 4. Provide Casework Incumbent can provide case work "Look what I've done in the last two years. .." *Pork - Member of Congress tries to obtain funds for their district or their state
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Unformatted text preview: (federal spending with a zip code) (Earmarks) 5. Campaign Funds Incumbents almost always raise more money than the challenger Congressional Functions 1. Lawmaking 2. Service to the Constituents i.e. pork 3. Represent the constituents Delegate Theory - Act or vote according to the views of the constituents Trustee Theory - Act or vote according to their own conciounce or judgement 4....
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