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Campaign finance

  1. 1. CAMPAIGN FINANCE Courtney Mann , Alley Dever , and Will Harris
  2. 2. ELECTION SPENDING2012 : 1.03 billion2010 : 288 million2008 : 286 million2006 : 60 million2004 : 190 million
  3. 3. TOP SPENDING2004 : Bush2008 : Obama2012 : Obama
  4. 4. CAMPAIGN REFORM ACTOriginally signed in the 1970’s .It was established in an attempt to regulatecampaign finance by legislation
  5. 5. HARD MONEY money given directly to a candidate to assist .
  6. 6. SOFT MONEYMoney that can be spent by a political party.Can be used towards grass roots organizations,recruitment, advertising, etc.…Must be put in a NON- federal bank accountcan’t be used towards president or elections
  7. 7. FAT CATS Wealthy contributorTo campaign fund.
  8. 8. BUCKLEY VS. VALEO Lawsuit filed due to the passing of amendments to federal electioncampaign 1971 Limited contributions to federal office Provided for public financing of president elections limited expenditures by candidates and associated committees Filed by James L. Buckley Against Francis R Valeo, court decided in favor of valeo except thelimited expenditures law was canceled.
  9. 9. C I T I Z E N S U N I T E D V S. F E D E RA L ELECTIONS COMMISSION Supreme court case in which the court held that the firstamendment prohibited the government from restricting independentpolitical expenditures by corporations and unions
  10. 10. WORK CITED PAGE http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bipatisan_Rampaign_Reform_Act http://www.usnews.com/opinion/articles/2008/10/21/data-points-presidential-campaign http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/11/13/campaign-finance-reform_n_2122811.html http://caselaw.lp.findlaw.com/scripts/getcase.pl?court=us&vol=424&invol=1 http://dictionary.reference.com/

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