Don’t Blame Donors for Ideological Polarization of Political Parties

@article{Raja2012DontBD,
  title={Don’t Blame Donors for Ideological Polarization of Political Parties},
  author={Raymond J. La Raja and David Wiltse},
  journal={American Politics Research},
  year={2012},
  volume={40},
  pages={501 - 530}
}
Are campaign contributors to parties and candidates in the United States becoming more ideological? Popular and scholarly accounts suggest that political contributors have disproportionate influence in politics, which suggests an important role for them in shaping party ideology and widening the divide between the major American parties. Using the American National Election Studies (ANES) time series data from 1972 to 2008, we find that although the importance of ideology in motivating… Expand

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