Chapter 12 Gov

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haleygreenbean
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120153
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Chapter 12 Gov
Updated:
2011-12-01 20:02:18
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committees, leaders in congress, bills
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  1. Cause: Congress is decentralized
    Effect: ?
    • E: Personal backgrounds/ identities of reps are important
    • EX? womn-> more polititcally for women blacks -> for blacks)
  2. substantive representation
    • representing interests of groups
    • NOT descriptive representation
  3. incumbents
    • individuals who already hold office
    • usually emerge victorious in reelection
  4. 3 strategies for election
    • 1. advertising
    • 2. credit claiming
    • 3. position taking
  5. advertising
    • for gaining VISIBILITY
    • contact constituents V...
    • spend time with home districts
    • mail: ads, newspapers, TV
  6. credit claiming
    • increase standing with constituents through SERVICE to individuals and district (service -> success)
    • pork barrel
    • case work

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