Electoral Consequences of Porkbusting in the U. S. House of Representatives
Gregory L. Bovitz examines the electoral consequences of seemingly risky political decisions by members of the U.S. House of Representatives to support termination of other legislators’ pork-barrel programs. He finds that strategic choices to defect from the pork-barrel game, thereby establishing or enhancing a reputation for fiscal responsibility, can help—and never hurt—legislators’ reelection bids.
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The Powell Doctrine
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