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    Federal Election Regulations

    The Federal Election Commission debated and rejected, on a vote of 3-3, a proposal that would have allowed political advertisements that mentioned specific candidates as long as they…

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    Federal Election Commission Hearing

    Members of the Federal Election Commission discussed “527” groups and their impact on federal elections. Groups such as MoveOn.org and Swift Boat Veterans For Truth have…

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    Campaign Finance Rules

    Commissioners conducted an open meeting on the regulation and restriction of 527 groups. The “527” is taken from the section of the tax code that governs the operations of…

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    Political Campaign Regulations, Day 2 Part 2

    On the second day of public hearings regarding proposed regulation of “527” political groups the Federal Election Commission heard testimony from representatives of groups…

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    Political Campaign Regulations, Day 2 Part 1

    On the second day of public hearings regarding proposed regulation of “527” political groups the Federal Election Commission heard testimony from representatives of groups…

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    Political Campaign Regulations, Day 1

    In the first of two days of public hearings regarding proposed regulation of “527” political groups the Federal Election Commission heard testimony from representatives of…

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    Campaign Reform Act, Day 1

    Commissioners discussed draft proposals for implementing rules governing “soft money” provisions of the 2002 Campaign Finance Reform Act. They also considered public…

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    Campaign Reform Act

    Witnesses testified about implementing the Campaign Finance Reform Act of 2002 and how to fashion new federal regulations in order to enforce the statutes. Among the topics they…

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    Funding of Presidential Campaigns

    In response to a dispute between factions of the Reform Party over the status of their presidential nominee, commissioners discussed how $12.5 million in federal campaign funds would be…

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    Soft Money Campaign Contributions Pt. 2

    The panelists discussed the growing public outrage over the large amount of money spent on political campaigns. They also discussed soft money contributions that allow unlimited…

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