Friday, December 12, 2014

Chapter 9 Part II


role of internet on campaigning
importance of commercials
impact of the news
important tasks of organizing the campaign (pick 3)
campaign contributions vs. independent expenditures
Federal Election Campaign Act
soft money
McCain-Feingold Act (2002)
527 Groups
Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission (2010)
501 (c) Groups
Super PACs


What is more useful towards learning about a candidate: the internet or commercials?  How might this connect to our discussion of the mass media?

Describe the intricate process of campaign organization.  How might this connect to financing a campaign?

What are some of the restrictions on campaign financing, and how have people gotten around them?

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