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  • ISBN: 9780275966423
  • ISBN10: 0275966429

Against Long Odds Citizens Who Challenge Congressional Incumbents

by Thomas P. Senter

  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: Greenwood Pub Group
  • Publish date: 10/01/1999
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While many books detail how senators and representatives operate in Washington, this one describes how they stay in power. The congressional elections of 1998 were the most expensive in history. Incumbency reelection rates were 98.3 percent in the House and 89.7 percent in the Senate, and this was a typical outcome after Watergate-era campaign "reforms" supposedly reduced the influence of money in politics. From the unique vantage of credible citizencandidates who ran against congressional incumbents from Massachusetts to Hawaii during the 1990s, Against Long Odds tackles the question of why incumbents nearly always win.
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