American Government

Please respond the essay question in an organized, 500-word essay

Question for the essay:

Many people feel that there is room for improvement in the area of campaign finance spending. What is the current status of campaign finance reform? Is reform a realistic expectation of the American political process? What is the role of soft money? Should there be limits on independent campaign spending by corporations and labor unions? Why? Why not? Be specific. Provide concrete examples.

Possible Site Trips:

  • For detailed information about current campaign election laws and for the latest filings of campaign finance reports, go to http://www.fec.gov. This site has lots of good information.
  • To find excellent reports on where campaign money comes from and how it is spent, be sure to view the site maintained by the Center for Responsive politics.
  • Another excellent site for investigating voting records and campaign-finance information is that of Project VoteSmart
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