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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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