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    How Democrats can build on their 2017 victories to win in 2018

How Democrats can build on their 2017 victories to win in 2018

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Democrats met with resounding success this week in elections across the country, including retaining the governorship of Virginia and gaining it in New Jersey. But what do these victories mean for the Congressional mid-term and state elections in November 2018? Jaclyn J. Kettler writes that President Trump’s poor approval rating has mobilized more Democrats to run for office, campaign […]

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    More U.S. cities are paying to lobby Congress and they have a strategy to maximize their influence.

More U.S. cities are paying to lobby Congress and they have a strategy to maximize their influence.

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The influence of lobbyists and lobbying by corporations and interest groups has become a fact of life in Washington D.C. In new research, Matt W. Loftis and Jaclyn J. Kettler find that U.S. cities have now also started to lobby Congress in a significant way, spending $150 million on the practice between 1998 and 2008. They argue that cities […]

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