Newt & The Dirty Dozen: Credits

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Dirty Dozen caricatures by Victor Juhasz.

Gregory Boller, University of Memphis marketing professor, analyzed Federal Election Commission data for Mother Jones, providing essential research for “She Did It Amway”, “The Hand That Rocks the Cradle”, and “Green Harvest”.

Open Secrets, a book by Larry Makinson and Josh Goldstein of the Center for Responsive Politics, provided the source for the figures and analyses for the 1993-94 congressional election.

Contribution figures on current election campaigns came from the Federal Election Commission.

Poll research supplied by the Roper Center at the University of Connecticut (compiled from Hart & Teeter Research; the Tarrance Group; Mellman, Lazarus & Lake; Yankelovich Partners Inc.; CBS News/New York Times; Gallup Organization; and ABC News/Washington Post). Additional information courtesy the New York Times News Surveys.

Nasty Numbers boxes: “Campaign cash” and “Opponent’s funds” figures represent money reported to the FEC as of July 2, 1996. (Funds are for the current election cycle.) “Top backers” lists the major donors to the candidate from the 1993-94 election cycle, taken from the Center for Responsive Politics. “Votes with Newt on the Contract” shows the percentage of times a candidate matched votes with Newt Gingrich on the 66 bills, resolutions, amendments, and motions determined by Congressional Quarterly to be significant to the “Contract With America.”

Special thanks to: Rick Clogher, Julie Felner, Keith Hammond, Philip Krayna, Pamela Purser, and Leslie Weiss for their editorial and production assistance.

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