The impact of legislator attributes on interest-group campaign contributions

Kevin B. Grier, Michael C. Munger

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Legislators possess political assets that economic interest groups may find valuable in pursuing their goals. This paper examines the effect these legislative assets have on the campaign contributions made by two large and easily identifiable interest groups: corporations and labor unions. Committee assignment, voting record, and electoral security are significant predictors of both corporate and union contributions to House incumbents, while party affiliation and years in office also influence the behavior of union political action committees.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)349-361
Number of pages13
JournalJournal of Labor Research
Issue number4
StatePublished - Sep 1986


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