The Effects of Campaign Spending in Congressional Elections

@article{Jacobson1978TheEO,
  title={The Effects of Campaign Spending in Congressional Elections},
  author={G. C. Jacobson},
  journal={American Political Science Review},
  year={1978},
  volume={72},
  pages={469-491}
}
  • G. C. Jacobson
  • Published 1978
  • Political Science
  • American Political Science Review
Incomplete understanding of the connection between campaign spending and election outcomes has hindered evaluation of enacted and proposed congressional campaign finance reforms. Reanalysis of the 1972 and 1974 House and Senate campaign spending data using both OLS and 2SLS regression models shows that spending by challengers has a much greater impact on the outcome than does spending by incumbents. A similar analysis of the effects of spending on voters' recall of candidates in the 1972 and… Expand
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