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Unformatted text preview: Campaign Finance Reform II 3/26/09 Elections Speech • Ads need not say “vote for me” to be effective. – Examples: Daisy, Bear Election Speech • Express advocacy : – Communication that contains specific calls for the elections or defeat of a clearly identifiable candidate. – Regulated • Limits on who and how much • Disclosure • Issue advocacy : – Communication that does not contain express advocacy. – Unregulated Elections Speech • Issue advocacy – Outside campaign finance laws – Labor and business fund – Non-disclosure • magic words, bright line (Buckley v. Valeo) Supporters of Issue Ads • Used to education public • Used to get message to Congresspersons – Call your Representative today • Why before elections? – Voters paying attention – Representatives paying attention • Why ID by name? – Information short cuts – Have to tell who to contact • No reason to change from magic words standards – Clarity Background to the BCRA • Scandals in 1996 election –...
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This note was uploaded on 04/07/2009 for the course POLISCI 389 taught by Professor Allenhicken during the Winter '09 term at University of Michigan.

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