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Political Action Committees of the New Christian Right: A Longitudinal Analysis

Clyde Wilcox
Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion
Vol. 27, No. 1 (Mar., 1988), pp. 60-71
DOI: 10.2307/1387402
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/1387402
Page Count: 12
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Political Action Committees of the New Christian Right: A Longitudinal Analysis
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Abstract

Although there has been a good deal of attention to the supporters and activists of the New Christian Right, to date little attention has been paid to the behavior of the organizations of the New Christian Right. This paper uses data from the Federal Election Commission to assess the activities of Political Action Committees of the New Christian Right. Resource mobilization theory provides the theoretical focus of the investigation. New Christian Right PACs have raised large sums of money, but relatively little has found its way into the campaign coffers of candidates. The New Christian Right PACs, like those of the secular New Right, contribute primarily to Republicans, and give heavily to nonincumbents. Over the past few years, however, their contribution decisions have increasingly favored incumbents and have been targeted towards close contests, rather than lost causes.

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