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In initiative campaigns, can interest groups change minds?

Joel Middleton, assistant professor, political science | October 7, 2015

Ballot initiatives legislate on important issues including taxes, spending, law enforcement, education, health care and civil rights. Given the stakes, it is not surprising that vast sums are spent trying to pass or defeat initiatives — amounts that rival the spending on U.S. Presidential campaigns. However, political scientists have been uncertain about whether all that … Continue reading »