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Which of the following is a reason why interest groups with large operating budgets do not always have policy success in the American political system?
They are not spending enough money on lobbying members of Congress.
Regardless of money, if the special interest is of no importance to Congress members, no action will be taken.
"Purchasing" the votes of Congress members has never been a successful tactic.
When the president doesn't support the interest, a large operating budget has no influence anyway.
When one interest group begins to mobilize its resources, an opposing group will match those resources leaving the policy in a stalemate.