GOVT 2306 Texas Government

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Part 1: What is the power of a lobbyist? Beer and Lobbying

Special interests can do a lot of good in terms of educating politicians, advocating for important issues, or providing resources to those in needs. However, sometimes you have a bad side.

There is the case of Representative Senfronia Thompson from the Houston area. She has been cited as being influenced unfairly by special interests. She recently proposed a bill that would limit craft brewers or independent beer manufacturers.

Read this article by Houstonia Magazine:

(https://www.houstoniamag.com/articles/2015/3/17/ho... )

Then fact check their numbers at the Institute for Money In State Politics:
(https://www.followthemoney.org/entity-details?eid=6387063&default=candidate)

When you go to the Institute's website, go to the top donor's. Are there any fishy companies listed as top donors?

Given the evidence, did the lobbyists "buy off" Senfronia's vote (considering their are no breweries or distribution centers in her district)?

Part 2: Key Terms Assignment: Parties and Interest Groups

Pick 8 Terms. Identify / define the term and then state the significance, give an application, or give an example of the term. Bullet points are fine. The easiest construction of this is to use two statements. Chapters 4,5, and 6 will be helpful.

  • Partisan Polarization
  • Political socialization
  • precinct
  • County Executive Committee
  • County Chair
  • convention
  • Party Platform
  • Dixiecrats
  • La Raza Unida
  • Single Member District
  • Duverger
  • Proportional Representation
  • Tea Party
  • Shivercrat
  • Blue Dog Democrats
  • Primary Election
  • Runoff election
  • Closed Primary
  • Open Primary
  • Special Elections
  • 19th Amendment
  • Poll Tax
  • Early Voting
  • White Primary
  • Voting Rights Act
  • Motor Voter
  • Reapportionment
  • Pre-Clearance
  • Interest Group
  • Lobbying
  • Bundling
  • PAC
  • Issue Advocacy

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Part one
A lobbyist makes it their business to persuade the government in passing legislation that would
favor the people they have common interests in. For example in the case by Houstonian
magazine, the lobbyist has been able to lobby for the small brewers successfully. The main aim
is to make ...


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