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Author Currinder, Marian.
Title Money in the House : campaign funds and congressional party politics / Marian Currinder.
Imprint Boulder, CO : Westview Press, [2009]
Edition First edition.

Author Currinder, Marian.
Series Transforming American politics
Transforming American politics series (2002)
Subject United States. Congress. House.
United States. Congress. House -- Elections.
Campaign funds -- United States.
United States -- Politics and government -- 1945-1989.
United States -- Politics and government -- 1989-
Add Title Campaign funds and congressional party politics
Description 1 online resource (ix, 230 pages) : illustrations.
polychrome rdacc
Edition First edition.
Note digitized 2010 HathiTrust Digital Library committed to preserve pda
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 207-218) and index.
Contents Introduction -- 1. Campaign funds and congressional party politics : an overview -- Spreading wealth the old-fashioned way -- The reform era -- The rise of leadership PACs -- The parties strike back -- The money pit -- Conclusion -- Notes -- 2. Pursuing ambition in a congressional parties framework -- Explaining House member behavior -- Intrainstititutional ambition -- Individual versus collective goals -- Promoting the party by rewarding ambition -- Combating the problem of fragmentation : battleground 2000 -- Explaining party power in the House -- Conclusion -- Notes -- 3. The 1970s reform era : the money chase begins -- The rise of the seniority system -- The reform era -- Out with the old and in with the new -- Political change and the rise of entrepreneurial House members -- The money chase begins -- Conclusion -- Notes -- 4. The 1980s : new directions in campaign funding -- Party campaign strategies in the 1980s -- The resurgence of strong leaders and party cohesion -- Patterns of member-to-member giving -- Partisan politics heats up -- Conclusion -- Notes.
5. A republican revolution in politics and money : the Gingrich era -- The Contract with America -- The 1994 Republican revolution -- The new Republican majority and institutional reform -- New majority leadership strategies -- Trouble in the ranks -- The end of the Gingrich era -- Conclusion -- Notes -- 6. Paying to play : redistributing money in the post-Gingrich era -- Democrats rev up the money machine -- Broader trends in the redistribution of campaign money -- Pursuing intrainstitutional power within a party framework -- Beyond 2000 : the Republican majority hangs on, but how long? -- Conclusion -- 7. Campaign funds and the new democratic majority -- Republican turmoil -- Democrats take the reins -- Consequences and challenges -- Epilogue -- Bibliography -- Acknowledgments -- Index.
Summary Author Marian Currinder presents a highly compelling and empirically grounded look at how internal campaign finance practices have come to dominate congressional party politics.
Access Use copy Restrictions unspecified star
Reproduction Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010.
System Details Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9780786731787 (electronic bk.)
0786731788 (electronic bk.)
OCLC # 311312960
Additional Format Print version: Currinder, Marian. Money in the House. 1st ed. Boulder, CO : Westview Press, ©2009 9780813343792 0813343798 (DLC) 2008013147 (OCoLC)222249358

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