Polarized agents: Campaign contributions by Lobbyists

Gregory Koger, Jennifer Nicoll Victor

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Abstract

Are professional lobbyists loyal partisans? There are thousands of professional lobbyists in Washington, D.C., who work with members of Congress and their staffs, many of whom also make contributions to congressional candidates and political parties. Although many lobbyists have backgrounds in partisan politics, they may have incentives to give money to candidates from both parties. This article finds that professional lobbyists tend to make personal contributions to their preferred party exclusively.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)485-488
Number of pages4
JournalPS - Political Science and Politics
Volume42
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 1 2009

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Sociology and Political Science

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