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Spending by outside groups tends to support a political party's goals, not push more extreme candidates

Kolodny, Robin and Dwyre, Diana (2018) Spending by outside groups tends to support a political party's goals, not push more extreme candidates. USApp - American Politics and Policy Blog (27 Jul 2018). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

Since 2010's Citizen's United Supreme Court decision, there has been increasing concern over the role of spending on elections from groups outside of the Republican and Democratic parties. There has been particular focus on outside spending on more extreme candidates, which could help to increase political polarization. In new research, Robin Kolodny and Diana Dwyre map the organizations which make up parties’ extended networks and those which are outside of them. They find that most non-party groups are inside parties’ extended networks, and tend to work towards their goals, rather than towards unseating establishment candidates.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/usappblog/2018/07/27/spendi...
Additional Information: © 2018 The Authors; Online
Divisions: IGA: United States Centre
Subjects: J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
J Political Science > JC Political theory
J Political Science > JK Political institutions (United States)
Sets: Research centres and groups > United States Centre
Collections > LSE American Politics and Policy (USAPP) Blog
Date Deposited: 12 Dec 2018 10:09
Last Modified: 29 Sep 2019 23:16
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/91231

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