- PACs stick with incumbents
- Economic sectors divide contributions differently
- Republicans had a hard-money advantage in the past.
- But so far, not this year.
Political parties consist of:
- Party in the electorate
- Party organization
- Party in government
Interest groups influence all three levels.
Unions do a good deal of phone banking:
Lobbyists can still finance convention activities.
As Dan's post suggests (below), Act Blue is very active.
Emily's List has had an impact on the Democratic Party: