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Party Campaign Committees and the Distribution of Tally Program Funds

William T. Bianco
Legislative Studies Quarterly
Vol. 24, No. 3 (Aug., 1999), pp. 451-469
Published by: Washington University
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/440352
Page Count: 19
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Abstract

This paper uses data supplied by the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee to examine the relationship between candidate tallying and party allocations in the 1992 and 1994 elections and, in doing so, to provide a new test of hypotheses concerning the role and powers of the party-in-government in the postwar Congress. The focus is on two hypotheses: a recycling hypothesis (allocations were driven by candidate tallies), and an electioneering hypothesis (allocations were driven by the goal of winning elections). Analysis of the data provides no support for the recycling hypothesis. Rather, consistent with the electioneering hypotheses, DSCC allocations are strongly influenced by political variables, such as the closeness of a race, a candidate's success at fundraising, state population, and the cost of campaigning. These findings confirm a strong redistributive role for the contemporary party-in-government in the electoral process.

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