Bell Ringers

Bell Ringer: Presidential Campaign Fundraising Regulations

Presidential Camapaign Fundraising Regulations

Sheila Krumholz talked about campaign fundraising rules and regulations for declared and undeclared candidates in presidential campaigns. ** This clip is part of C-SPAN Classroom's FREE resources for teachers and students. Visit www.c-spanclassroom.org for more info. **

Description

Sheila Krumholz talked about campaign fundraising rules and regulations for declared and undeclared presidential candidates.

Bell Ringer Assignment

  • Describe the fundraising guidelines once a candidate officially announces his/her candidacy.
  • Explain the advantages of disadvantages of waiting to announce a presidential campaign in terms of fundraising.
  • What is the “Testing the Waters” period? What signs does the Federal Election Commission look for to determine if a candidate is in this period?
  • Explain the rules and regulations regarding fundraising during the “Testing the Waters” period.

Participants

Vocabulary

  • Campaign Finance
  • Endorsements
  • Federal Elections Commission
  • Polling
  • Testing The Waters

Topics

Campaigns & ElectionsExecutive Branch

Grades

Middle SchoolHigh SchoolUniversity