13 - 9/13/2010 Chambers and Powers Bicameral: An...

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9/13/2010 Chambers and Powers Bicameral: An institution consisting of two chambers Impeachment: Performed by the House of Rep., the act of charging officials with “treason, briber, or other high crimes and misdemeanors” The senate then has the responsibility of deciding whether to actually convict and remove the president Principles and Dilemmas Members of congress share one objective: getting reelected by serving their constituents. o Money, Power, Connections, Desire to Serve Country, Personal Agendas, Launching Pad, Fame One commonality, must be in office to get the aforementioned done Constituents o People who reside within an elected official’s political jurisdiction. Incumbent o The individual in an election who currently holds the contested office; as distinct from the challenger, who seeks to remove the incumbent from power. Incumbent usually has the advantage Factors Experience Money o Challengers are typically self funded o Donors give to the “winner”
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