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Corporate PAC Campaign Contributions in Perspective

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  • Milyo Jeffrey

    (University of Chicago & Stanford University)

  • Primo David

    (University of Chicago & Stanford University)

  • Groseclose Timothy

    (University of Chicago & Stanford University)

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There is a vast empirical literature on the allocation of corporate PAC contributions in Congressional elections and the influence that these contributions have on the policy-making process. The attention given to PAC contributions is far in excess of their actual importance. Corporate PAC contributions account for about 10% of Congressional campaign spending and major corporations allocate far more money to lobbying or philanthropy than their affiliated PACs make in contributions.

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  • Milyo Jeffrey & Primo David & Groseclose Timothy, 2000. "Corporate PAC Campaign Contributions in Perspective," Business and Politics, De Gruyter, vol. 2(1), pages 1-15, April.
  • Handle: RePEc:bpj:buspol:v:2:y:2000:i:1:n:5
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