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The Campaign Process. Campaign Structure. Nomination campaign General Election campaign Personal campaign Organizational campaign Media campaign. Campaign Challenges. Communication (through media) and financing campaigns News Media

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campaign structure
Campaign Structure
  • Nomination campaign
  • General Election campaign
  • Personal campaign
  • Organizational campaign
  • Media campaign
campaign challenges
Campaign Challenges
  • Communication (through media) and financing campaigns
  • News Media
    • try to manipulate: staged events, limited press conferences, spin
    • Debates
    • Focus on the “horse race” rather than substance
campaign financing
Campaign Financing
  • Large sums of $ needed to run
    • Not unusual to spend $1 million for Congress
  • Political money is regulated
  • Goal is to prevent any group or individual from gaining too much influence
  • Changes as result of Bipartisan Campaign Finance Reform Act of 2002
campaign finance
Campaign Finance
  • Individual contributions
  • PAC contributions
  • Political party contributions
  • Candidates sources
  • Public funds
  • Independent expenditures
  • Soft money
individual contributions buckley v valeo
Individual ContributionsBuckley v. Valeo
  • Supreme Court decision concerning the use of family resources
  • Court ruled that no limit could be placed on this amount
  • What’s the basis of the decision?
  • Violation of Freedom of Speech
  • Is this a concern?
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PACs
  • Large proliferation of PACs after Watergate reforms
  • Are they good or bad for process?
  • Money buying influence….BUT
  • Money has always been in politics (and not disclosed)
campaign finance reform
Campaign Finance Reform
  • Tremendous growth of soft money contributions
  • Weak regulatory structure (FEC)
  • Appeal of John McCain
  • Enron
major provisions
Major Provisions
  • Banning soft money contributions
  • Increasing amount of hard money that individuals may donate
  • New restrictions on advertising close to elections
  • Likely favors Republicans
  • Supreme Court heard challenge on 9/8/03.
2000 election
2000 Election
  • Nomination battle
    • Bush and McCain
    • Gore and Bradley
    • Third party??
  • Conventions
  • Debates
  • Campaign/Election
  • Controversy
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