Politics and Elections
Attempts to limit the influence of money on American political campaigns date back to the 1860s. Since the Supreme Court overturned much of the legislation regulating campaign contributions, Super PACS have proliferated, and concern over the influence corporations have on elections is growing. Brookings experts examine campaign finance legislation and the impact it can have on political outcomes.
REUTERS/Mike Blake - Supporters for democratic U.S. presidential candidate Bernie Sanders wait for the campaign rally to start in San Diego, California March 22, 2016.
Want to reduce the influence of super PACs? Strengthen state parties
March 24, 2016, Raymond J. La Raja and Jonathan Rauch
Super PACs and other lightly regulated political organizations are dumping hundreds of millions of dollars into American elections. What should be done about it? In this post, Raymond La Raja and Jonanthan Rauch offer a compelling and easily achievable solution: strengthen state parties.
Politics and Elections
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July 15, 2014, Thomas E. Mann and Anthony Corrado
Report | The Brookings Institution, American Enterprise Institute, The Campaign Finance Institute
January 14, 2010, Anthony Corrado, Michael J. Malbin, Thomas E. Mann and Norman J. Ornstein
July 2, 2008, Darrell M. West
Article | The Forum, Volume 6, Issue 1
April 2008, Thomas E. Mann
2006, Anthony Corrado, David B. Magleby and Kelly D. Patterson, eds.
2005, Anthony Corrado, Daniel R. Ortiz, Thomas E. Mann and Trevor Potter
August 2, 2004, Anthony Corrado
Article | Roll Call
July 26, 2004, Anthony Corrado and Thomas E. Mann
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Thomas E. Mann
Senior Fellow, Governance Studies
David B. Magleby
Visiting Fellow, Governance Studies
Nonresident Fellow, Foreign Policy, John L. Thornton China Center
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