Campaign contributions and house voting on sugar and dairy legislation

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Abstract

In this article, I explore the determinants of campaign contributions by sugar and dairy producer PACs and their role in voting on sugar and dairy legislation in the U.S. House of Representatives. Contributions and voting may be linked in two ways. First, a group can buy votes from a legislator who would otherwise not support the group. Second, it can help elect a legislator who is ideologically predisposed to support the group. Results indicate that the first linkage is not important. Virtually the entire observed association between money and voting is a result of the second linkage.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)11-12
Number of pages2
JournalAmerican Journal of Agricultural Economics
Volume73
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 1991

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Agricultural and Biological Sciences (miscellaneous)
  • Economics and Econometrics

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