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Campaigns. Campaign Organization Reaching Voters: Campaigns and Media Negative Campaigning Campaign Financing Euroquest Travel Grou. Campaign Financing. Cost of Modern Campaigns Campaign Reform Legislation Post-Watergate Reforms (FECA) Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act (BCRA)

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Campaigns
Campaigns

  • Campaign Organization

  • Reaching Voters: Campaigns and Media

  • Negative Campaigning

  • Campaign FinancingEuroquest Travel Grou


Campaign financing
Campaign Financing

  • Cost of Modern Campaigns

  • Campaign Reform Legislation

    • Post-Watergate Reforms (FECA)

    • Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act (BCRA)

  • Sources of Campaign Funding

  • Public Funding of Campaigns

  • Campaign Finance Regulation and the First Amendment





Feca the bcra
FECA & the BCRA

  • FECA

    • Disclosure requirements

    • PACS: federally mandated, regulated fundraising organizations that represent groupsand can contribute directly to campaigns

    • Federal Election Commission to oversee regulations

    • Partial public funding for presidential campaigns

    • Contribution limits

    • Problems with FECA: Soft Money (issue ads/party building)

  • BCRA

    • Limits soft money contributions to parties

    • Limits issue ads within 30 days of primary and 60 days of general elections (overturned)

    • Limited amount of candidate’s own money that can be spent (overturned)

    • Problems with BCRA: 527 and 501(c) organizations


Sources of campaign funding
Sources of Campaign Funding

  • Individuals

  • Parties

  • Political Action Committees

  • Member PACs

  • Personal Savings

  • Public Funds

  • Soft Money Groups



Sources of campaign funding1
Sources of Campaign Funding

  • Individuals: See Chart

  • Parties: $5,000/election to House candidate and $42,600/election to a Senate candidate

  • Political Action Committees: $5,000/election to a candidate, $15,000/year to party

  • Member PACs: same as other PACs

  • Personal Savings: no limits

  • Public Funds: presidential election

  • Soft Money Groups: 527 & 501(c) organizations



Sources of campaign funding2
Sources of Campaign Funding

  • Individuals: See Chart

  • Parties: $5,000/election to House candidate and $42,600/election to a Senate candidate

  • Political Action Committees: $5,000/election to a candidate, $15,000/year to party

  • Member PACs: same as other PACs

  • Personal Savings: no limits

  • Public Funds: presidential election

  • Soft Money Groups: 527 & 501(c) organizations



Areas of debate
Areas of Debate

  • Should the government regulate campaign spending?

  • Buckley v. Valeo: Are limits on campaign expenditures consistent with the 1st Amendment?

  • Should we adopt a mandatory system of publically financed campaigns?


Campaign financing1
Campaign Financing

  • Cost of Modern Campaigns

  • Campaign Reform Legislation

  • Sources of Campaign Funding

  • Campaign Finance Regulation and the First Amendment

  • The Rise of SUPER PACS

  • Public Funding of Campaigns




Feca the bcra1
FECA & the BCRA

  • FECA

    • Disclosure requirements

    • PACS: federally mandated, regulated fundraising organizations that represent groupsand can contribute directly to campaigns

    • Federal Election Commission to oversee regulations

    • Partial public funding for presidential campaigns

    • Contribution limits

    • Problems with FECA: Soft Money (issue ads/party building)

  • BCRA

    • Limits soft money contributions to parties

    • Limits issue ads within 30 days of primary and 60 days of general elections (overturned)

    • Limited amount of candidate’s own money that can be spent (overturned)

    • Problems with BCRA: 527 and 501(c) organizations


Sources of campaign funding3
Sources of Campaign Funding

Direct Support

  • Individuals: See Chart

  • Parties: $5,000/election to House candidate and $42,600/election to a Senate candidate

  • Political Action Committees: $5,000/election to a candidate, $15,000/year to party

  • Member PACs: same as other PACs

  • Personal Savings: no limits

  • Public Funds: presidential election

    Indirect Support

  • Soft Money Groups: 527 & 501(c) organizations

  • SuperPACs





Super pacs
Super PACS

  • Colbert Super PAC website

  • Colbert Super PAC Power Transfer

  • Colbert Romney Ad

  • Current Super PAC Ads


Areas of debate1
Areas of Debate

  • Should the government regulate campaign spending?

  • Buckley v. Valeo: Are limits on campaign expenditures consistent with the 1st Amendment?

  • Should we adopt a mandatory system of publicly financed campaigns?


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