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LaMontagne 1 Whitley LaMontagne Professor Gunning POLS-1101 25 April 2011 Federal Election Campaign Contribution Assignment (Assignment 3) Reelection Rates for US House and US Senate 1) Reelection rates are fairly high for both houses, although a reelection may be more favorable for a House member compared to a Senate member. Elections rates for the House can contribute much of reelection success to wide name recognitions, and an insurmountable advantage in campaign cash. The margin is not as reliable within the Senate since big swings can often occur depending on the national mood, which would allow long-term office holders to lose their seats. However, an occurrence like this is rare. 2) The difference between House members and Senators are the chances of keeping a seat within that particular group. Although, both have high reelection rates, House members are more likely to be reelected due to wide name recognition, and insurmountable campaign cash. As for the Senators, they are likely to lose a
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