Monday, 17 August 2009

Linkage

Incumbent Encumbrance


Prior to 1902, Congress had never reached a 70% reelection rate.
Chart and discussion at Doug Ross’.

Additionally, I would note that Congress’ seniority-bound organization provides an additional incentive for voters to re-elect incumbents, as multi-term tenure is prerequisite for political clout.

Which is an important factor keeping people like Richard Lugar in office long past their expiration dates.

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