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American Elections

A look at the Presidential and Congressional elections in the United States

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Campaign Spending

Unequal Representation?

When a child receives a big and expensive present for Christmas from one uncle and maybe a smaller and inexpensive one from another uncle, the child tends to favor the first uncle. Maybe the same can be said about political candidates and their contributors? Do rich interests have greater access and influence in politics through the favor of political candidates compared to poorer interests? Continue reading “Unequal Representation?”

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The Permanent Campaign

The increase in campaign spending and the ensuing dependency on campaign contributions have been named the “permanent campaign,” by certain scholars. The concept of the Permanent Campaign explains the state of modern campaign financing. Continue reading “The Permanent Campaign”

Does Money Win Elections?

When talking about campaign spending, an important question comes to mind: Does money win elections? This article will attempt to answer that question, while looking at campaign spending’s effect on electoral success.  Continue reading “Does Money Win Elections?”

Campaign Spending

It is undeniable that money and politics are deeply entwined within the US political system. The main reason for this is campaign spending. Continue reading “Campaign Spending”

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