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Incidence and Timing of PAC Contributions to Incumbent U.S. House Members, 1993-1994 (ICPSR 1311) RSS

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We study how donor and recipient characteristics affect the incidence and timing of PAC contributions to incumbent members of the U.S. House of Representatives during the 1993-94 election cycle. We contribute to the campaign finance literature by modeling the timing of contributions, which is important because timing affects the perception of political actors about the competitiveness of elections and the loci of power among members of Congress, interest groups, and between members of Congress and interest groups. We estimate split population event history models to compare and contrast determinants of whether and when contributions are made across various types and sizes of PACs.

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Box-Steffensmeier, Janet M., Peter M. Radcliffe, and Brandon L. Bartels. Incidence and Timing of PAC Contributions to Incumbent U.S. House Members, 1993-1994. ICPSR01311-v1. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2005-02-11. http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR01311.v1

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Funding

This study was funded by:

  • Center for Labor Research

Scope of Study

Subject Terms:   campaign contributions, campaign finance, political action committees, special interest groups, United States House of Representatives

Geographic Coverage:   United States

Time Period:  

  • 1993--1994

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The file submitted is LSQData.zip, which when opened contains the data in Stata format with the Stata program files and logs. There is also a README.txt with a full description of the files.

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