Ch - Ch. 18 pr test 3 9. Summarize the major parts of the...

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Ch. 18 – pr test 3 9. Summarize the major parts of the McCain-Feingold Act. Do you think this law has effectively curtailed unregulated large gifts to candidates and parties? It set limits on contributions. (But it went all the way to the Supreme Court because various groups believed restrictions on contributions abridged their freedom of speech. Soft Money : National political parties are prohibited from accepting large, unlimited contributions from corporations, unions, and individuals. State and local party committees can accept up to $10,000 from individuals for get-out-the-vote and voter registration efforts in federal elections, as long as those efforts don’t rfer to any clearly identified federal candidate and all the money is raised locally. Hard Money : Individuals can now give a total $95,000 in each two-year election cycle to all federal candidates, political parties, and political action committees (PACs) combined. That includes maximum contributions of $2,000 per election directly to a candidate and $25,000 to a political party per year. Issue Advertising
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