Since 1960, these Financing the Election volumes have presented authoritative information on the costs and trends of campaign finance in the United States. In establishing the parameters of electoral campaigns and political spending as well as interpreting the results, Financing the 2004 Election provides a unique resource for anyone concerned with the current state of money and politics. This important book, featuring recognized authorities on campaign finance, pays special attention to the effects of the Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act (BCRA) of 2002, contrasting current campaign financing with pre-BCRA patterns. The authors also draw lessons from 2004 for future reform at the state and federal levels.
Event transcript: "Financing the 2006 Midterm Elections: Experts on Money and Politics Examine Lessons from the 2004 Cycle," September 12, 2006.