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Congressional Campaign Reform

Robert K.GoidelIndiana State UniversityDonald A.GrossUniversity of KentuckyTodd G.ShieldsUniversity of Arkansas

Is There a Need for Comprehensive Reform?

Overall, we are convinced that the optimal solution to the campaign finance problem in America is full public financing of congressional elections with provisions that would ban soft money and independent party expenditures and place McCain-Feingold-type limits on issue advocacy campaigns. There are many reasons that suggest the need for such comprehensive reform. First, by removing the specter of ...

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