Campaign Finance Reform
AbstractThis essay provides an overview of the current federal laws and regulations governing the financing of federal campaigns and suggests areas of possible reform. The discussion centers on funds raised and spent by candidates,as well as monies raised by parties and other independent groups and organizations, in their efforts to affect the outcome of elections for federal offices. Included is an overview of the major areas in which reforms are being pursued and the possible effects of these reforms on the federal campaign finance system.
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