New PDF release: Campaign Finance Reform: The Political Shell Game (Lexington

By Melissa M. Smith

ISBN-10: 0739145657

ISBN-13: 9780739145654

ISBN-10: 0739145665

ISBN-13: 9780739145661

ISBN-10: 0739145673

ISBN-13: 9780739145678

Crusade Finance Reform The Political Shell video game presents an in-depth examine the background of political crusade finance reform with particular emphasis on legislative, FEC, and federal court docket activities from the Nineteen Seventies to provide. particularly, the authors learn the ways in which campaigns and self sufficient teams have sought to make end-runs round latest crusade finance ideas.

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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.

19. Cornelius P. Cotter and Bernard C. Hennessy, Politics without Power: The National Party Committees (New York: Atherton, 1964), p. 186. 20. Melvin I. Urofsky, Money and Free Speech: Campaign Finance Reform and the Courts (Lawrence: University Press of Kansas, 2005); John Curtis Samples. Political Parties and the Finance Law 27 The Fallacy of Campaign Finance Reform (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2007). 21. J. Tobin Grant and Thomas J. Rudolph, Expression vs. Equality: The Politics of Campaign Finance Reform (Columbus: Ohio State University Press, 2004).

Smith On August 5, 2004, a one-minute political ad from an independent group hit the airwaves in three states and introduced Americans to a new term: 527 organizations. Media coverage of the Swift Boat Veterans for Truth television ads questioning Sen. John Kerry’s bravery and service in Vietnam helped the phrase “527 organization” become a household term, even though most Americans were not familiar with the organizations or the rules governing their activities. 1 The groups, which have in the past primarily been organized for non-federal elections, merely moved from the political fringes to a role in the media spotlight during 2004.

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