The Elusive Goal Of Campaign Reform

Walters, Ida
May 1980
National Review;5/30/1980, Vol. 32 Issue 11, p663
The article comments on campaign finance in line with election-law reform in the U.S. It criticizes the funds from political action committees. The purpose of campaign reform in line with political participation of ordinary citizens is stated. An overview of the results of campaign reform is provided. It discusses the provisions of the Federal Election Campaign Act of 1971. It argues that political action committees have contributed to the defeat of a bill to provide for tax-financed congressional campaigns.


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