Posted by: maroonmaurader | November 4, 2010

Quick question

What benefits (if any) there are for a party to hold the majority of a state’s congressional delegation?

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  1. I am assuming you are referring to US House delegations:

    The biggest one, constitutionally, is if the presidential election goes to the House, the vote is by state delegation, weighted by population. So which ever party holds the majority of state delegations has a hypothetical edge in presidential elections.

    Beyond that, it slightly affects things at the margins, like funds going to your state (if your party also controls the House as a whole) or some such. Not terrible important.


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