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POLS 206 9/15/2011 Interest Groups
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The Interest Group Paradox: 2008  Election l Everyone hates “special interests” McCain : “Americans want a courageous leader who stands up to…special    interests” Romney : “My campaign is special- interest  free!” Obama : “Bush and Cheney have turned  divisive special-interest politics into an  art  form!” Clinton : “I fought special interests during  the 1990s health care fights!”
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Election Influence, 2008
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Familiar Faces of Special Interests
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Types of Interest Groups l 1 Public Interest --Greenpeace --Science in  Public Interest l 2. Economic --labor unions --chamber of  commerce l 3. Professional --American Medical Assoc. l 4. Ideological --Christian Coalition l 5. Single-Issue --National Rifle Association l 6. Ethnic/Race --National Association for the    Advancement  of Colored      People l 7 .   D e m o g r a p h i c - - A m e r i c a n  
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Some of Our Favorites… National Rifle Association       Teachers’ Unions             PETA Anti-Abortion Groups
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Corrupt Lobbyists
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  • Fall '06
  • SomeonethatWasJustTryingtogettheirDoctorate
  • National Rifle Association, Special Interests, T.I., divisive special­interest politics, health care fights

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