Campaign Contributions and Legislative Voting: A New by Stacey B. Gordon

By Stacey B. Gordon

This publication reviews the present paradox in the balloting literature on crusade contributions and legislative vote casting habit. particularly, whereas reporters and observers think that the contributions considerably impact congressional votes, empirical facts compiled via political scientists has in general didn't establish a scientific linkage among the 2. while, the amount of cash contributed by way of curiosity teams is expanding and polls point out that the general public is turning into extra cynical in regards to the technique.

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Third, legislation with an impact on a narrow set of issues tends to have groups lobbying on only one side (Sabato 1984), eliminating the competition over the legislation. This gives those groups that do take a position significantly more power over the outcome because there are no opposition groups that the legislator must worry about The effects of contributions on the representative process 35 angering. All three of these characteristics lead to a stronger impact of money on votes in these committees, because they reduce the potential cost of the vote to the legislator.

Wright addresses a single bill that, admittedly, was deemed by observers to have been bought by the interested group. , ideology), he argues that contributions do not affect votes. This is common in this area of study; we consistently base our conclusions on analyses of few bills (often only one) or votes in a single issue area. Then, when we fail to find a relationship, we argue that contributions must not have an impact on policy making. One of the reasons to focus on so few bills or votes is because, at the federal level, acquiring interest group positions on a large number of bills is problematic.

Unless there is evidence of a direct trade, prosecutors cannot argue that a deal has been struck and a law has been violated. The Supreme Court decision on the McCain -Feingold campaign finance reform bill reflects this concern. Those in the majority (who upheld the reform) argue that the legislature has the responsibility to regulate contributions because of the perception of a quid pro quo where the dissenters argue that there is not sufficient evidence of such a relationship (McConnell v. FEC 2003).

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