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Professor Ubertaccio joined Fox25 this morning to talk about the two newest members of the Massachusetts congressional delegation.
In response to Professor Cunningham’s post yesterday, someone asked via tweet, “Didn’t Joe Kennedy III just prove that name and $$$ are more important than experience?” Well it does rather depend on how one defines “experience” and that usually depends on where one stands politically.
The last two times there was an open Senate race in Massachusetts, 1984 and 2010, a member of Congress jumped into the race. Ditto the last time (1978!) the Democrats overtook a Republican Senate incumbent. Not so in 2012.
Nobody knows more about the corrosive effect of money in politics than my UMB colleague Tom Ferguson. Here are some insights from Tom:
“Uniquely among legislatures in the developed world, our Congressional parties now post prices for key slots on committees. You want it — you buy it, runs the challenge. They even sell on the installment plan: You want to chair an important committee? That’ll be $200,000 down and the same amount later, through fundraising.
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