(2001_2)Find the Graph showing reelection rates for incumbents in the House and Senate. From this information and your knowledge of of the US politics, perform the following tasks. (Fig 12.1)
a) identify two patterns displayed in the graph
b) identify 2 factors that contribute to incumbency advantage. Explain how each factor contributes to incumbency advantage.
c) Discuss one consequence of incumbency advantage for the US political process
(2000_4) The 3 obstacles listed below have made it difficult for Congress to enact significant campaign finance reform.
-Buckley v. Valeo (1976)
Select two of the obstacles. For each obstacle, provide both of the following.
a) a brief description of the obstacles
b) an explanation of how the obstacle has made it difficult for Congress to enact significant campaign finance reform