Elections, Campaigns and the Media - Study Guide

Elections, Campaigns and the Media - Study Guide - Unit 11:...

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Unit 11: Elections, Campaigns and the Media - Study Guide Unit 11 Study Guide Study questions on Elections, Campaigns, Media You should print out a copy of these questions and make notes as you read the chapter.* Bardes Chapter 9: Elections, Campaigns and the Media 1. Who runs for political office and why? 2. Has the number of woman candidates for the U.S. House of Representatives increased since 1972? Has their success rate increased or decreased? 3. How is the modern campaign different from the traditional one? What are some of the criticisms of professionally managed campaigns? 4. What is the Federal Election Commission (FEC) and why was it created? How did Buckley v. Valeo affect the FECA? 5. What is a PAC? How have they used soft money and issue advocacy ads to influence elections? 6. What are independent expenditures? 7. What key changes did the Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act of 2002 (McCain- Feingold) make to the FECA? What are 527s and how did McCain-Feingold attempt to deal with them? Has this been successful?
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