Preemptive and reactive spending in U.S. House races

@article{Goldenberg1986PreemptiveAR,
  title={Preemptive and reactive spending in U.S. House races},
  author={Edie N. Goldenberg and M. Traugott and F. Baumgartner},
  journal={Political Behavior},
  year={1986},
  volume={8},
  pages={3-20}
}
This paper examines the spending behavior of candidates for the U.S. House of Representatives. Particular attention is paid to the timing of receipts and expenditures over the complete 2-year election cycle. Incumbents raise and spend large amounts of money very early in the race, and this preemptive spending may have a great impact on the selection of challengers and therefore on electoral outcomes. In addition, a model of reactive spending is tested for the general election period. Incumbents… Expand
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