Financing the 2000 election [electronic resource] / David B. Magleby, editor.

1st ed.
Washington, D.C. : Brookings Institution Press, c2002.
1 online resource (294 p.)


Summary note
  • Since the 1960 national election, the nonpartisan Citizens#65533;#65533; Research Foundation (CRF) has published a series of Financing the Election volumes, compiling reliable data on the costs and trends of campaign finance. For the 2000 edition, CRF and the Center for the Study of Elections and Democracy at Brigham Young University assembled leading political science scholars to analyze this historic election season where campaign finance was critically important. Candice J. Nelson of American University compares spending estimates in 2000 with previous election cycles, and discusses the implications of increased spending. John C. Green and Nathan S. Bigelow of the Roy Bliss Institute at the University of Akron look at the presidential nomination campaigns, while Anthony Corrado of Colby College explores the financing of the general election, including the unprecedented Florida recount battle. Paul S. Herrnson of the University of Maryland and Kelly D. Patterson of Brigham Young University review the close party balance in the House and Senate and its effect on the financing of congressional elections. Diana Dwyre of California State University-Chico and Robin Kolodny of Temple University put the role of political parties and their use of soft money in perspective. Alan J. Cigler of the University of Kansas investigates the ways interest groups attempt to influence elections. Anthony Gierzynski of the University of Vermont analyzes the impact of redistricting on gubernatorial and state legislative elections, while Roy A. Schotland of Georgetown University Law School examines the recent history and rising costs of judicial campaigns. Finally, Thomas Mann of the Brookings Institution discusses lessons the 2000 elections should teach us about the realities of financing elections and the implications for reform that emerged from this remarkable
  • election. In setting forth the contours of American political finance, Financing the 2000 Election provides a unique reso.
Bibliographic Level Mode of Issuance: Monograph
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
Language note
  • Front Cover
  • Title Page
  • Copyright Information
  • Table of Contents
  • Foreword
  • Acknowledgments
  • A High-Stakes Election
  • Spending in the 2000 Elections
  • The 2000 Presidential Nominations: The Costs of Innovation
  • Financing the 2000 Presidential General Election
  • Financing the 2000 Congressional Elections
  • Throwing Out the Rule Book: Party Financing of the 2000 Elections
  • Interest Groups and Financing the 2000 Elections
  • Financing Gubernatorial and State Legislative Elections
  • Financing Judicial Elections
  • Lessons for Reformers
  • Contributors
  • Index
  • Back Cover.
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