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For Congressional donors, politicians’ policy preferences are more important than their party

Barber, Michael and Thrower, Sharece and Canes-Wrone, Brandice (2016) For Congressional donors, politicians’ policy preferences are more important than their party. USApp – American Politics and Policy Blog (02 Dec 2016). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

Members of Congress spend a great deal of their time fundraising. But what incentivizes those with money to give it to Congressional politicians? In new research which surveyed more than 2,800 in and out of state donors, Michael Barber, Sharece Thrower, and Brandice Canes-Wrone find that donors are more likely to give to senators when their votes align with their policy preferences, as well as to legislators who serve on committees that are important to their profession. Additionally, donors from the same state as senators give around $350 more on average than those from elsewhere.

Item Type: Website (Blog Entry)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/usappblog/
Additional Information: © 2016 The Authors, USApp – American Politics and Policy Blog, The London School of Economics and Political Science © CC BY-NC-ND 3.0
Subjects: J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
J Political Science > JK Political institutions (United States)
Sets: Collections > LSE American Politics and Policy (USAPP) Blog
Date Deposited: 10 Feb 2017 10:58
Last Modified: 10 Feb 2017 10:58
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/69301

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