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Crusade Finance Reform The Political Shell online game presents an in-depth examine the heritage of political crusade finance reform with specified emphasis on legislative, FEC, and federal court docket activities from the Seventies to provide. particularly, the authors study the ways in which campaigns and autonomous teams have sought to make end-runs round present crusade finance principles.

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Richard A. , “Sponsors Assert Soft Money Ban May Be Diluted,” New York Times (June 14, 2002), A1. 27. Gerry Tyson, e-mail to the author (Dec. 2009). 28. David B. Magleby and J. ), The Last Hurrah? Soft Money and Issue Advocacy in the 2002 Congressional Elections (Washington, DC: Brookings Institution Press, 2002). 29. Jim Drinkard, “Some Win, Some Lose with Changes,” USA Today (March 19, 2002), 2A. 30. Glen Justice, “Following New Rules, Parties Steer Money to the States,” New York Times, (August 9, 2004), A24; Diana Dwyre and Robin Kolodny, “The Parties’ Congressional Campaign Committees in 2004,” in Michael J.

3. Larry Powell, “Republican National Committee,” in Linda Lee Kaid & C. ), Encyclopedia of Political Communication, Vol. 2. (Los Angeles: Sage, 2008), pp. 711–12. 4. Adam Winkler, “Other People’s Money: Corporations, Agency Costs, and Campaign Finance Law,” Georgetown Law Journal, 92 (2004): 871–940. 5. Thomas E. Mann. “The Rise of Soft Money,” in Anthony Corrado, Thomas E. ), Inside the Campaign Finance Battle (Washington, DC: Brookings Institution Press, 2003), p. 32. 6. Mark Green, Selling Out: How Big Corporate Money Buys Elections, Rams through Legislation, and Betrays Our Democracy (New York: Regan Books, 2002).

Sixty-eight billion dollars. ”63 NCPAC and the Development of Third-Party Expenditures 37 Dolan believed the third-party attacks gave NCPAC a major advantage in a negative campaign. I’m convinced that you can say almost anything . . you could, in fact, lie. 64 Because the attacks came from a third party, Dolan believed that their accuracy was less important. 65 Not surprisingly, NCPAC did exactly that. 67 Another reason for using the third-party attacks was financial in nature. Under the campaign laws of the time, NCPAC was an independent group and thus not limited in financial expenditures.

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