Thielemann, Gregory S. “Local Advantage in Campaign Financing: Friends, Neighbors, and their Money in Texas Supreme Court Elections,” 55 Journal of Politics 472 (1993). (JStor)

December 20, 2011

This article argues that Key’s concept of “friends and neighbors” politics, which uses the phenomenon of localism to explain voting behaviors, should be extended into the realm of campaign finance.

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