ch 22 notes - T i m e Money Expertise Continuity Types of...

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Chapter 22 Interest Groups in Texas
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Interest Groups in Texas • Interest groups in the political process
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Interest Groups in the Political Process • How much influence do interest groups have in Texas state politics? • How do lobbyists gain access to policymakers? • How do lobbyists influence policy?
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Interest Groups and Policymakers • Interest groups want to influence policymakers to obtain policies beneficial to their group. • Interest groups may provide the following: – Information – Campaign funds – Political support – Public education
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Advantages of Interest Groups
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Unformatted text preview: T i m e Money Expertise Continuity Types of Interest Groups and Lobbyists Corporations and trade associations Professional groups Single-issue groups Civil rights groups Public-interest groups Gaining Access Building relationships Constituent influence Lobbyists PACs and campaign contributions Voter mobilization The Trial Lawyer Lobby The Texas Trial Lawyers Association spent almost $1 million in 1998. The lobby influenced the selection of Texas Supreme Court justices until the late 1980s....
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ch 22 notes - T i m e Money Expertise Continuity Types of...

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