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# Because incumbent members of Congress are given a great deal of attent

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Because incumbent members of Congress are given a great deal of attention by the news media and because they enjoy such perquisites as free mail privileges and generous travel allowances, incumbents enjoy an overwhelming advantage over their challengers in elections for the United States Congress.

Which of the following, if true, best supports the claim above?

(A) In the last congressional elections, incumbents met with a larger number of lobbyists than did challengers.
(B) In the last congressional elections, 98 percent of .the incumbents in the House of Representatives who were seeking reelection won.
(C) Incumbent members of Congress are frequently critical of the amount of attention given to them by the news media.
(D) The support that political action committees provide to challengers for congressional seats often compensates for the perquisites enjoyed by incumbent members of Congress.
(E) Of all incumbent senators surveyed before the last congressional ele~tions, 78 percent said that their challengers did not pose a serious threat to their chances for reelection

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15 Feb 2019, 19:31
A. If A were true then..Because of their travel, they were able to meet more lobbyists than their challengers. Therefore they definitely had an advantage

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15 Feb 2019, 20:07
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Because incumbent members of Congress are given a great deal of attention by the news media and because they enjoy such perquisites as free mail privileges and generous travel allowances, incumbents enjoy an overwhelming advantage over their challengers in elections for the United States Congress.

Which of the following, if true, best supports the claim above?

(A) In the last congressional elections, incumbents met with a larger number of lobbyists than did challengers.
(B) In the last congressional elections, 98 percent of .the incumbents in the House of Representatives who were seeking reelection won.
(C) Incumbent members of Congress are frequently critical of the amount of attention given to them by the news media.
(D) The support that political action committees provide to challengers for congressional seats often compensates for the perquisites enjoyed by incumbent members of Congress.
(E) Of all incumbent senators surveyed before the last congressional ele~tions, 78 percent said that their challengers did not pose a serious threat to their chances for reelection

IMO B

So why is the author thinking, that the incumbents have an advantage over their challengers in elections for the United States Congress??
(A) In the last congressional elections, incumbents met with a larger number of lobbyists than did challengers.
So is there any relationship given between incumbents meeting the lobbyists, and they providing some benefits to the incumbents, it isn't given right ??
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(B) In the last congressional elections, 98 percent of .the incumbents in the House of Representatives who were seeking reelection won.
Yes so, if Mr Jerry, has a possibility of coming back to the office, why wont anyone give Perks to Mr Jerry
Good strengthener

(C) Incumbent members of Congress are frequently critical of the amount of attention given to them by the news media.
critical???, went ahead of the scope of the argument

(D) The support that political action committees provide to challengers for congressional seats often compensates for the perquisites enjoyed by incumbent members of Congress.
This is not strengthening our argument.

(E) Of all incumbent senators surveyed before the last congressional ele~tions, 78 percent said that their challengers did not pose a serious threat to their chances for reelection
78% (incumbent senators) said that their challengers did not pose a serious threat, does not mean that for sure they wont cause any harm in the real elections
Dicey situation for anyone
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15 Feb 2019, 23:11
to strengthen we should be able to prove that incumbent have clear advantage and thus any stats showing thus will be an easy strengthening point.
B clearly connects this by proving that 98% re-won.
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