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Unformatted text preview: POLS 206 10/18/2011 Congress, continued Success=Longevity YEAR HOUSE SENATE 1990 96.1 96.9 1992 88.3 82.1 1994 90.2 92.3 1996 94.0 90.5 1998 97.8 90.5 2000 98.0 79.0 2002 96.0 86.0 2004 98.0 96.0 2006 94.0 77.0 2008 95.7 93.0 2010 87.0 84.0 Advantage Grows Over Time What Makes for Success in Congress? l Work with party organizations l Know your territory l Be a fund-raiser l Be attractive l Stay scandal-free l Steer clear of controversy l Know when to quit 1. Party Organizations l Democratic/Repuplican National Committee -- rules for campaigns--raise money for campaigns--steer money toward campaigns l Democratic/Republican Congressional Campaign Committee--recruit candidates--campaign assistance, voter outreach l Democratic/Republican Governors Association-- endorse congressional candidates l Nat. Conference of Democratic/Republican Mayors--endorse congressional candidates Texas Senate Race l 1996 l 2 8 Phil Gramm (R) Incumbent John Cornyn (R) Incumbent Victor Morales (D) Anti- establishment Ray McMurrey (D) Anti- establishment Rick Noriega (D) Establishment Appeal to Party Bases: Insider...
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This note was uploaded on 11/29/2011 for the course POLS 206 taught by Professor Someonethatwasjusttryingtogettheirdoctorate during the Fall '06 term at Texas A&M.

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