State and Local Party Committees: An Endangered Species?

Reiff, Neil
July 2012
Campaigns & Elections (2010);Jul/Aug2012, Vol. 33 Issue 312, p12
The author discusses how campaign finance regulations established under the Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act (BCRA) affect U.S. state and local political parties. He describes regulatory changes associated with the law which include fundraising restrictions. Aside from limiting the ability of these parties to provide and solicit state-regulated funds, BCRA also prompted them to abandon programs and reduce staff levels. The proliferation of Super political action committees (PAC) is also noted.


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