American Politics 101-page10

American Politics 101-page10 - represent diver groups....

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February 22, 2011 Second Reaction Paper Due in Sections! Congress: Representation and Elections Congress: Some Basics - The First Branch - Institutional Design: Bicameralism (House and Senate) - Powers of Congress o Make Laws o Lay and Collect Taxes o Declare War o Regulate Inter-State Commerce o Provide for the common defense and general welfare. - 435 Members by population. - Reps: 2 year terms - Small, relatively homogenous constituencies. - Members often specialize to represent their constituents. - Senate o 100 Members o 6 Year Terms o Large, diverse constituents. o Members have to be generalists because of small size of Senate and because they
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Unformatted text preview: represent diver groups. Youve got to get elected! -Districting -Candidate-centered campaigning and fundraising. -The incumbency advantage. Political parties use to decide who their candidates would be in the congressional election. .6% of American contribute more than $200 to a campaign. .13% give more than $2,300 Where does the money go? -Campaign advertising. -Fundraising -Campaign events. -Grassroots organizing. -Administration. Congress Part 2! You can be at the table or you can be on the menu. Watch PBS video later on!!!!!!!...
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This note was uploaded on 11/08/2011 for the course POLI SCI 101 taught by Professor Moscardelli during the Spring '06 term at UMass (Amherst).

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