Money in the House : campaign funds and congressional party politics / Marian Currinder.

Currinder, Marian [Browse]
First edition.
Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge, 2018.
1 online resource (241 p.)


Summary note
Author Marian Currinder presents a highly compelling and empirically grounded look at how internal campaign finance practices have come to dominate congressional party politics.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 207-218) and index.
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  • Contents; Contents ix; Introduction 1; 1 Campaign Funds and Congressional Party Politics:An Overview 13; Spreading Wealth the Old-Fashioned Way, 16; The Reform Era, 18; The Rise of Leadership PACs, 24; The Parties Strike Back, 31; The Money Pit, 36; Conclusion, 39; Notes, 40; 2 Pursuing Ambition in a Congressional Parties Framework 41; Explaining House Member Behavior, 42; Intrainstitutional Ambition, 44; Individual versus Collective Goals, 46; Promoting the Party by Rewarding Ambition, 51; Combating the Problem of Fragmentation: Battleground 2000, 55; Explaining Party Power in the House, 57
  • Conclusion, 59Notes, 60; 3 The 1970s Reform Era: The Money Chase Begins 61; The Rise of the Seniority System, 62; The Reform Era, 65; Out with the Old and In with the New, 72; Political Change and the Rise of Entrepreneurial House Members, 77; The Money Chase Begins, 82; Conclusion, 89; Notes, 90; 4 The 1980s: New Directions in Campaign Funding 91; Party Campaign Strategies in the 1980s, 93; The Resurgence of Strong Leaders and Party Cohesion, 102; Patterns of Member-to-Member Giving, 109; Partisan Politics Heats Up, 117; Conclusion, 121; Notes, 122
  • 5 A Republican Revolution in Politics and Money: The Gingrich Era 123The Contract with America, 126; The 1994 Republican Revolution, 129; The New Republican Majority and Institutional Reform, 133; New Majority Leadership Strategies, 138; Trouble in the Ranks, 143; The End of the Gingrich Era, 147; Conclusion, 148; Notes, 150; 6 Paying to Play: Redistributing Money in thePost-Gingrich Era 151; Democrats Rev Up the Money Machine, 160; Broader Trends in the Redistribution of Campaign Money, 165; Pursuing Intrainstitutional Power within a Party Framework, 170
  • Beyond 2000: The Republican Majority Hangs On,but for How Long? 173Conclusion, 179; 7 Campaign Funds and the New Democratic Majority 183; Republican Turmoil, 188; Democrats Take the Reins, 192; Consequences and Challenges, 199; Epilogue, 203; Bibliography, 207; Acknowledgments, 219; Index, 221
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