TITLE

Raising the Money to Run

AUTHOR(S)
Pincus, Walter
PUB. DATE
September 1973
SOURCE
New Republic;9/29/73, Vol. 169 Issue 12, p16
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Focuses on the issues with the campaign financing system in the U.S. Lack of limit set for individual contribution to a candidate or a party; Factors motivating individuals to contribute to politics; Possible consequences of the proposed federal financing for election campaign; Reports on the organization Common Cause, which monitored 1972 congressional campaign finances, found that all incumbents had enormous financial advantage over their challengers; Continuation of studies of Common Cause of interest-group contributions to individual representatives and senators; Information on different financial needs of different people in politics while elections; Focus on enormous start-up costs for a nomination bid; Approval of Watergate-related reform; Scheme for partial matching federal contribution has been put forward, and a bonding or penalty plan has been suggested to thwart the non-serious candidates.
ACCESSION #
10386931

 

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