Cross-Sectional Analysis Of Campaign Contributions In The 2012 Congressional Elections

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Cross-Sectional Analysis Of Campaign Contributions In The 2012 Congressional Elections

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What determined political contributions made to congressional candidates in the 2012 election? The existing literature on the subject is problematic in that it is too specific and will only focus on particular aspects of contributions. According to my research hypothesis there are variables that can be used to analyze a national race that include all levels of contributors to determine why candidates received the contributions they did. My equation has total contributions, according to Federal Election Commission filings, made by each candidate for the two year period in which that election cycle occurred, as the dependent variable. The explanatory variables are margin of victory for both the congressman and the presidential candidate of their party, committee chairmanship and other key leadership roles, the productivity of the congressman, per capita income of the district, and years of incumbency.
Marie Duggan

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Keene State College

Creator

Jesse Stephens

Date

2015-04-11

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http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12088/7611

Language

en_US

Subject

Economics

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Presentation

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