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With its broad spectrum of scholarship on interest groups past and present, Interest Group Politics brings together noted political scientists to provide comprehensive coverage and cutting-edge research on the role and impact of interest groups in U.S. politics, all geared to an undergraduate audience. In the wake of the Citizens United decision and the growth of lobbying into a multi-billion dollar industry, this trusted classic provides students with a guide to the influence and reach of interest groups.

Chapter 8: Sources of Congressional Candidates’ Funds : Does Interest Group Money Dominate?

Sources of Congressional Candidates’ Funds : Does Interest Group Money Dominate?
Sources of Congressional Candidates’ Funds: Does Interest Group Money Dominate?
Brian Kelleher RichterTimothy Werner
Introduction

Running for political office costs candidates a great deal of time and money. Candidates need to get their names and their policy positions into the public consciousness if they hope to win elections—and this means they need to travel their districts to participate in local town hall meetings, to enter key debates, and to run advertising campaigns broadcast throughout their districts. The more serious candidates will also typically employ strategists, consultants, and pollsters adding to their bill to ensure that they are perfecting their pitches, reaching the right set of potential voters, and mobilizing them on Election Day.

Nowhere in the usual ...

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