13th annual Municipal Finance Conference


13th annual Municipal Finance Conference



10:00 am EDT - 11:15 am EDT

Past Event

Financing the 2020 election

Monday, October 16, 2023

10:00 am - 11:15 am EDT

Online Only

The 2020 U.S. elections were competitive, nationalized, and saw both organizational and technological innovation. New spending records were set, individual contributions—both small and large—grew, and spending by actors other than candidates expanded further. All of these developments took place in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic and amidst large-scale protests for racial justice in the summer of 2020.   

On October 16, Governance Studies at the Brookings Institution hosted a webinar to discuss the new book, “Financing the 2020 Election.” Contributors to the book expanded upon their findings and offered observations on how the 2024 campaign—already underway—might be shaped by similar dynamics. 

Viewers submitted questions for speakers by emailing [email protected] and via Twitter at @BrookingsGov by using #ElectionFinance.