Notes on Chapter 10 - Notes on Chapter 10 and 12 Dan Herber Chapter 10 Presidential vs Congressional Races Presidential races are more competitive

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May 13, 2009 Notes on Chapter 10 and 12 Dan Herber Chapter 10 Presidential vs. Congressional Races Presidential races are more competitive than Congressional ones Much smaller proportion of people vote in congressional races during off years than vote for president Members of Congress can do things for their constituents that a president cannot Candidate for Congress can deny that he or she responsible for the “mess in Washington” even when the candidate is an incumbent Congressional elections have become more independent of presidential ones Running For President Voters like guys with military experience or being a governor Takes along time to raise money Organization is costly and time consuming Strategy and themes have to be chosen o What tone should the campaign have? o What theme can I develop? o What should be the timing of the campaign? o Whom should you target? Running For Congress Malapportionment is drawing boundaries of legislative districts so that they are unequal in population Problems to solve when deciding who gets represented in the House 1. Establishing the total size of the House 2. Allocating seats in the House among the states 3. Determining the size of congressional districts 4. Determining the shape of those districts Parties have little opportunity to control or punish their congressional members Delegates vs. Trustees 1. Delegates who what their district wants 2. Trustees for who their best judgment on issues without regard to their district
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This note was uploaded on 09/17/2008 for the course PS 100 taught by Professor Schrad during the Fall '08 term at University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign.

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Notes on Chapter 10 - Notes on Chapter 10 and 12 Dan Herber Chapter 10 Presidential vs Congressional Races Presidential races are more competitive

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