The Party or the Purse? Unequal Representation in the US Senate

@article{Lax2019ThePO,
  title={The Party or the Purse? Unequal Representation in the US Senate},
  author={Jeffrey R. Lax and Justin H. Phillips and Adam Zelizer},
  journal={American Political Science Review},
  year={2019},
  volume={113},
  pages={917 - 940}
}
Recent work on US policymaking argues that responsiveness to public opinion is distorted by money, in that the preferences of the rich matter much more than those of lower-income Americans. A second distortion—partisan biases in responsiveness—has been less well studied and is often ignored or downplayed in the literature on affluent influence. We are the first to evaluate, in tandem, these two potential distortions in representation. We do so using 49 Senate roll-call votes from 2001 to 2015… 
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