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- OHIO: Poll: 56 percent of likely Ohio voters would support state ban on same-sex marriage. // Gay & Lesbian Times;9/1/2004, Issue 871, p34
Reports on the percentage of interested voters to participate in the voting on the proposed state constitutional amendment to define marriage in Ohio.
- ASHA-PAC: The power of Political Action. Reeves, Stefanie // ASHA Leader;3/4/2003, Vol. 8 Issue 4, p12
Focuses on the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association political action committee (PAC). Reasons why the committee was created; Selection of candidates to receive support; Agenda of the PAC; Issues prioritized by the PAC.
- An Analysis of PAC Contributions and Legislator Quality. Florence, Robert E. // Atlantic Economic Journal;Mar1999, Vol. 27 Issue 1, p59
Deals with a study that examined the influence of three legislator attributes on political action committee campaign contributions. Theoretical framework of the study; House committee and leadership variable predictions; Conclusions.
- Direct Democracy's Disaster. Straayer, John A. // State Legislatures;Mar2007, Vol. 33 Issue 3, p30
The article deals with the passage of Constitutional Amendment 41 titled "Standards of Conduct in Government" in Colorado. The constitutional amendment passed with 62.2 percent of the vote. It was intended to restrict gift-giving by interest groups and lobbyists to elected public officials and...
- Labor PAC contributions and labor legislation: A simultaneous logit approach. Wilwhite, Allen; Theilmann, John // Public Choice;1987, Vol. 53 Issue 3, p267
Labor PACs are used to explore the potential congressional influence of campaign contributions from special interest groups. PACs of organized labor are particularly useful for two reasons. First, a set of labor issues are defined each year by the AFL-CIO and so ad-hoc decisions about pertinent...
- PACs, Issue Context, and Congressional Decisionmaking. Witko, Christopher // Political Research Quarterly;Jun2006, Vol. 59 Issue 2, p283
Scholars have claimed that PAC influence on congressional behavior is more likely on certain types of issues. After considering both roll-call voting and committee participation, I argue that the conditions making PAC influence on voting most likely make influence on participation least likely,...
- Kid Action! // Weekly Reader News - Edition 4;9/24/2004, Vol. 86 Issue 3, p6
The article emphasizes on the role of kids in the electioneering process. Eleven year old Lily Thorpe from Grand Junction, Colorado is showing kids that they really can make a difference in politics even though they may not be old enough to vote yet. She has started an organization called Kids...
- Howard Dean Got It Wrong. Blackwell, Kenneth // Human Events;7/4/2005, Vol. 61 Issue 23, p1
Focuses on the claims made by U.S. Democratic National Committee Chairman Howard Dean that the voters' registration and record turnout in Ohio was suppressed during the 2004 presidential election. Turnout of African-American and young voters in the state in 2004 compared in 2000 according to...
- An empirical test of why incumbents adopt campaign spending limits. Evans, Thomas A. // Public Choice;Sep2007, Vol. 132 Issue 3/4, p437
The fact that incumbents generate and spend more campaign funds than challengers raises the question of why incumbents set campaign spending limits. The Canadian federal elections between 1979 and 2000 are used to evaluate three theoretically plausible explanations: to limit costly effort; to...