Congressional Parties, Institutional Ambition, and the Financing of Majority Control

Congressional Parties, Institutional Ambition, and the Financing of Majority Control

by Eric S. Heberlig, Bruce A. Larson

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ISBN-13: 9780472035274
Publisher: University of Michigan Press
Publication date: 03/31/2013
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 318
Product dimensions: 8.90(w) x 6.00(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Eric S. Heberlig is Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.

Bruce A. Larson is Associate Professor of Political Science at Gettysburg College.

Table of Contents

Preface ix 1 Introduction 1

2 Parties, Incumbents, and Campaign Finance in American Politics 22

3 Majority Status and Institutional Power 60

4 The Growth of Member Giving 95

5 Brother, Can You Spare a Thousand? Who Gives to Whom? 135

6 Getting Ahead by Giving a Lot: Party Goals and Advancement in the House 159

7 Leveraging Funds to Pay for the New Party Fundraising Expectations 197

8 Redistribution and the Value of a House Career 221

9 Beyond Legislating 246

Notes 263

References 277

Index 297

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