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The Resource The financiers of congressional elections : investors, ideologues, and intimates, Peter L. Francia [and others]

The financiers of congressional elections : investors, ideologues, and intimates, Peter L. Francia [and others]

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The financiers of congressional elections : investors, ideologues, and intimates
Title
The financiers of congressional elections
Title remainder
investors, ideologues, and intimates
Statement of responsibility
Peter L. Francia [and others]
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Individual donors play a critical role in financing congressional elections, accounting for more than half of all money raised in House campaigns. But significant donors (defined here as those contributing more than $200) are the least understood participants in the system. Defenders assert that contributing money to campaigns is part of a broader pattern of civic involvement and is free speech that gives a voice to various interests. Detractors argue that these contributions are undemocratic, enabling wealthy citizens to overwhelm the voices of the many and to promote narrow business and policy interests. These divergent assessments were raised in connection with the Bipartisan Campaign Finance Reform Act of 2002 and continue to characterize the debate over campaign finance reform. So who really contributes and why? How much and to how many candidates? What are the strategies used by political campaigns to elicit contributions and how do the views of significant donors impact the campaign-finance system? What do donors think about campaign-finance reform? This book investigates these vital questions, describing the influence of congressional financiers in American politics
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Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Power, conflict, and democracy
The financiers of congressional elections : investors, ideologues, and intimates, Peter L. Francia [and others]
Label
The financiers of congressional elections : investors, ideologues, and intimates, Peter L. Francia [and others]
Link
http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.7312/fran11618
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 191-200) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
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Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Candidates, Donors, and Fundraising Techniques
  • 5.
  • Contribution
  • 6.
  • Donors Contact Congress
  • 7.
  • Congressional Donors and Campaign Reform
  • 8.
  • Conclusion
  • Machine generated contents note:
  • 1.
  • Introduction
  • 2.
  • Who Are the Financiers of Congressional Elections?
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  • What Motivates Donors?
  • 4.
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Extent
1 online resource (viii, 205 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780231503938
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations.
Specific material designation
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