Political Star Power and Political Parties

@article{Wood2007PoliticalSP,
  title={Political Star Power and Political Parties},
  author={Natalie T. Wood and Kenneth Craig Herbst},
  journal={Journal of Political Marketing},
  year={2007},
  volume={6},
  pages={141 - 158}
}
Abstract Political parties, and more specifically public interest groups, budget extensive amounts of time and money to use celebrity endorsers for their candidate. Do celebrities bring forth enough value to warrant the time, effort, and money expended to make their endorsements public? Using a sample of first-time voters from the 2004 U.S. Presidential Election, the authors examine the extent to which celebrities influence voting while specifically assessing whether celebrity influence is… 
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