TITLE

Campaign-finance reform: Still alive?

AUTHOR(S)
Goodrich, Lawrence J.
PUB. DATE
February 1998
SOURCE
Christian Science Monitor;2/26/98, Vol. 90 Issue 63, p4
SOURCE TYPE
Newspaper
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Investigates the continuing debate in the US Congress about campaign finance reform. The status of the McCain-Feingold bill, which aims to limit soft money contributions and advocacy advertising; Opposition to the bill from most Republicans and the American Civil Liberties Union; Why some members of Congress feel that the amount of money in federal campaigns is not enough.
ACCESSION #
274855

 

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