3rd Assignment

3rd Assignment - Andrew Means POLS 1101 Gunning 26 April...

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Andrew Means POLS 1101 Gunning 26 April 2011 Federal Election Campaign Contribution Assignment You will visit several web pages on the website www.opensecrets.org . Under the law every candidate must file regular reports with the Federal Election Commission which detail who donates to the candidate with detailed information. The Center For Responsive Politics takes those public reports and puts them in an easier to use format for ordinary citizens. You should answer each question using the data displayed on this web site. All answers should be complete sentences with correct grammatical usage. Due on final class meeting before Exam 3. Reelection Rates for US House and US Senate http://www.opensecrets.org/bigpicture/reelect.php?cycle=2008 Q1: Are re-election rates high or low? A. The reelection rates are high in both the senate and the house as the rates averaged around eighty-seven percent. Q2: Is there any difference between House members and Senators? A. US House have much higher reelection rates than the Senate, as they hold a thirteen percent advantage over the senate. Spending by Candidate Type 3 Q4: How large is the money advantage of the average House incumbent versus
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