Download Campaign Finance Reform: The Political Shell Game (Lexington by Melissa M. Smith PDF

By Melissa M. Smith

Crusade Finance Reform The Political Shell video game presents an in-depth examine the background of political crusade finance reform with distinctive emphasis on legislative, FEC, and federal courtroom activities from the Seventies to offer. specifically, the authors study the ways in which campaigns and self reliant teams have sought to make end-runs round latest crusade finance ideas.

Show description

Read Online or Download Campaign Finance Reform: The Political Shell Game (Lexington Studies in Political Communication) PDF

Best elections books

Better Parties, Better Government: A Realistic Program for Campaign Finance Reform

Each federal crusade finance reform legislation enacted on the grounds that 1971_ostensibly meant to maintain politicians sincere and restrict the impression of contributors_has in fact safe incumbents through decreasing the money to be had to challengers. even if the courts have struck down the various so much egregious incumbent-protection measures enacted through Congress, vital ones nonetheless remain_particularly regulations on what political events can spend in help in their applicants.

Fair and Effective Representation?

Specialists on political illustration, vote casting rights, and the election technique debate the main pertinent problems with electoral reform and determine them within the context of the Founders' imaginative and prescient of illustration and minority rights. Mark E. Rush and Richard L. Engstrom talk about the guarantees and pitfalls of electoral reform--specifically, the benefits of changing from the conventional single-member district to a couple type of proportional illustration.

I, candidate for governor: and how I got licked

The following, reprinted for the 1st time for the reason that its unique ebook, is muckraking journalist Upton Sinclair's vigorous, caustic account of the 1934 election crusade that became California the wrong way up and nearly received him the governor's mansion. utilizing his "End Poverty in California" circulate (more normally known as EPIC) as a springboard, Sinclair ran for governor as a Democrat, built with a daring plan to finish the melancholy in California via taking on idle land and factories and turning them into cooperative ventures for the unemployed.

Key States, High Stakes: Sarah Palin, the Tea Party, and the 2010 Elections

The 2010 elections have been the most hugely expected midterm elections in our nation's fresh historical past. After the ancient 2008 election, within which the US elected its first black president, Sarah Palin's involvement and the emergence of the Tea celebration within the 2010 congressional elections had the capability to remodel the composition of congress and set the degree for the nation's politics for the following decade, or perhaps the subsequent new release.

Extra resources for Campaign Finance Reform: The Political Shell Game (Lexington Studies in Political Communication)

Sample text

55. Kitchens, CIP. 56. Quoted in “NCPAC’s Negative Campaign,” Political Action Report, 5 (1979): 1. 57. Bannon, “NCPAC’s Role in the 1980 Senate Elections,” p. 44. 58. Quoted in “New Right Takes Aim,” p. 21. 59. Quoted in “New Right Takes Aim,” p. 21. 60. Bernard Weinraub, “Oust Church Drive in Idaho Stirs Smear Tactics,” New York Times (May 11, 1980): 20. 61. Quoted in “New Right Takes Aim,” p. 21. 62. Weinraub, “Million-Dollar Drive,” p. 4. 63. Weinraub, “Million-Dollar Drive,” p. 4. 64. Quoted in “NCPAC’s negative campaign,” p.

Diane Roberts, Dream State: Eight Generations of Swamp Lawyers, Conquistadors, Confederate Daughters, Banana Republics and Other Florida Wildlife (New York: Simon & Schuster, 2004), p. 222. 46. Malcolm E. Jewell and Sarah M. Morehouse, Political Parties and Elections in American States (Washington, DC: Congressional Quarterly Press, 2001), p. 64. 47. Clifford J. Levy, “Led by Pataki, Fund Raising in Governor’s Race Outstrips the Past,” New York Times (February 15, 1998), A1. 48. Brian J. Brox, “State Parties in the 2000 Senate Elections,” Social Science Quarterly, 85, no.

50. ” 51. Dolan, “Working Today,” p. 1. 52. James T. Kitchens, CIP: Constituent Information Program (Fort Worth, TX: Parmer Marketing, 1981). 53. “New Right Takes Aim,” Time (August 2, 1979): 20–21. 54. Quoted by Bernard Weinraub, “Million-Dollar Drive Aims to Oust 5 Liberal Senators,” New York Times (March 24, 1980): 4. 55. Kitchens, CIP. 56. Quoted in “NCPAC’s Negative Campaign,” Political Action Report, 5 (1979): 1. 57. Bannon, “NCPAC’s Role in the 1980 Senate Elections,” p. 44. 58. Quoted in “New Right Takes Aim,” p.

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.29 of 5 – based on 18 votes