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Bruce M. Owen

coincide automatically with those of his constituents”); John Ferejohn, Incumbent Performance and Electoral Control , 50 P UB . C HOICE 5, 7-8 (1986). All types of political corruption reflect an agency failure: a government official sacrifices the public welfare to advance a personal or political agenda. In the Madisonian system, representatives are agents of the People acting in the People’s interest; we rely on elections to produce trustworthy representatives who seek to advance constitutional objectives. This may include protecting the People from their own