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Promoting a financial incentive strategy super pacs

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Promoting a Financial Incentive Strategy: Super-PACs As long as PACs did not contribute directly to other bodies, they could accept unlimited contributions from individuals/ unions/ corporations. To support particular candidates or parties. (the Senate Majority PAC and the House Majority PAC) Promoting a Financial Incentive Strategy: Tax-exempt Organizations ▪ Tax-exempt Organizations: a third mechanism businesses can
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use to direct money to election campaigns. Dark money: contributions made to the organizations since the donors’ names and amount of their contributions were not reported to the Federal Election Commission. Have no contribution of spending limits. Intended to promote “social welfare” but now used to support politicians running for office. Promoting a Financial Incentive Strategy: Direct Contribution by Corporations ▪Citizens United v. the Federal Election Commission (2010) ▪ Decision allowed companies for the first time to contribute directly to political campaigns. ▪Critics said it would “corrupt democracy”. ▪McCutcheon v. Federal Election Commission ▪Abolished all limits on election spending by corporations as well as unions (2014). Promoting a Financial Incentive Strategy: Executive and Employee Personal Contributions Encourage their executives/ employees to make personal contributions to the campaigns of candidates whom they are interested in. Individuals are able to significantly influence the political process if they have money. (Charles G. and David H. Koch -$US 900m 2016 campaign.) Promoting a Constituency Building Strategy Type of strategies: Stakeholder coalitions 利益者联合 Influence politics by mobilizing various organizational stakeholders to support its political agenda.
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  • Three '18
  • Political campaign, Federal Election Commission, business political involvement, Political Participant, Financial Incentive Strategy

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