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Who is Powerful and Why? CT, MA, NJ, NY. Michal Adut & Tess Wendel. Top Contributors Connecticut (2006). Top 5 Industries Lawyers & Lobbyists Party Committees Real Estate Candidate Self-finance Securities & Investment. Top Contributors Massachusetts (2004). Top 5 Industries

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Who is powerful and why ct ma nj ny

Who is Powerful and Why?CT, MA, NJ, NY

Michal Adut & Tess Wendel


Top contributors connecticut 2006
Top Contributors Connecticut (2006)

Top 5 Industries

  • Lawyers & Lobbyists

  • Party Committees

  • Real Estate

  • Candidate Self-finance

  • Securities & Investment


Top contributors massachusetts 2004
Top Contributors Massachusetts (2004)

Top 5 Industries

  • Lawyers & Lobbyists

  • Party Committees

  • Candidate Self-Finance

  • Real Estate

  • Candidate Self Finance




Who s got clout
Who’s Got Clout?

Percent Contribution Per Industry


Ballot initiative question 1
Ballot Initiative: Question 1

  • Allows Grocery Stores to Sell Wine

  • Why a ballot?

    • Failure of Prior legislative initiatives



Supporters
Supporters

  • Stop and Shop

  • Shaw’s,

  • Hannaford

  • Whole Foods

  • and others

  • Spent a total of $7,809,485

Image Source:http://saharamart.com/grocery.php


Opposition
Opposition

  • Massachusetts Package Stores Association

  • Beer Distributors of Massachusetts

  • Spent a total of $5,580,633

  • Outsider dimension: “Bill is more than just convenience, there will be a social and public safety cost”

Image Source: http://www.bu.edu/phpbin/news-cms/news/?dept=1368&id=41565


Results
Results

  • Massachusetts voter reject ballot initiative despite early polls showing strong support

  • Most expensive ballot question campaign in state history


Works cited
Works Cited

  • USA Today “Massachusetts voters reject ballot initiative on wine in grocery stores” http://www.usatoday.com/news/politicselections/vote2006/MA/2006-11-07-ballot-initiatives_x.htm

  • Follow the Money. “Ballot Measures” http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/state_ballot_measures.phtml?s=MA&y=2006

  • Boston.com “Grocers spend big in bid to sell wine Stop & Shop leads the way in fight with package stores, liquor firms to woo voters” http://www.boston.com/business/articles/2006/09/12/grocers_spend_big_in_bid_to_sell_wine/

  • Lyke to Drink. “Politics and Wine in Massachusetts” http://lyke2drink.blogspot.com/2006/10/politics-and-wine-in-massachusetts_18.html

  • http://www.FollowtheMoney.org


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