The Money Chase: Congressional Campaign Finance Reform (Paperback)
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The Money Chase: Congressional Campaign Finance Reform (Paperback)

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Paperback 227 Pages / Published: 30/07/1990
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The amount of money needed to run a competitive congressional campaign is staggering, with special interests playing a central role in raising these funds. Also of concern is the declining competitiveness of House elections. And while recognition of the need to reform campaign financing is widespread, partisan and House/Senate differences over what these changes should be have complicated legislative efforts.
Almost $450 million was spent in both the 1986 and 1988 congressional campaigns, much of it coming from wealthy contributors and political action committees (PACs). Increasing criticism of the current system will undoubtedly force Congress to keep campaign finance reform on it's legislative agenda.
Using public opinion, election and campaign spending data, extensive interviews, and a knowledge of practical politics, Magleby and Nelson examine the central issues in the campaign financing debate: the cost of congressional campaigns, financial participation by the political parties and PACs, existing and proposed limits on contributions and expenditures, public financing, and the role of the Federal Election Commission. They propose a comprehensive package of reforms that will undoubtedly serve as a guide for future legislation.

Publisher: Brookings Institution
ISBN: 9780815754336
Number of pages: 227
Weight: 456 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 17 mm


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"In Washington, money chases power and power chases money. As the S & L debacle illustrates, outsiders-the public-too often foot the bill for the influence peddling games insiders play with other people's money. The Money Chase is an objective account of how these games are played." -Jim Leach, U.S. House of Representatives

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