Are You Voting for a Candidate or a Political Party?

In Analysis by Michael Rae

With mid-term elections on the horizon, my email box has been inundated with messages from candidates, parties, and interest groups. Mostly, they are asking me to donate money. Still, when they ask for my vote, many of their messages tell me that I should vote for the political party rather than the candidate. Democrats are telling me I should vote for them so they can maintain control of Congress. Republicans are asking me for my vote to flip the House and Senate.
The message I am getting from candidates isn’t “I am the best person for the job,” but “Elect me

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