US Election Finance

Federal Election Campaign Act 1971
- disclosure requirements
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FECA Amendent 1974
- individual donations to a candidate, limited donations to PACs , limited how much a candidate could spend of their own money, banned foreign donations, introduced Matching Funds, introduced the FEC
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Buckley v. Valeo 1976
- court case, ruled that candidates could spend as much of their own money as they wanted
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FEC Ruling 1979
- created 'soft money'
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Bi-Partisan Campaign Reform Act 2002
- banned 'soft money', increased donation limits for individuals, 'Stand by your ad' clause, prohibited airing of ads by 527 groups which mention a candidate 60 days before a General Election
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Citizens United v. FEC 2010
- Supreme Court Case, created SuperPACs, no restrictions on election broadcasts
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- individual donations to a candidate, limited donations to PACs , limited how much a candidate could spend of their own money, banned foreign donations, introduced Matching Funds, introduced the FEC

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FECA Amendent 1974

Card 3

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- court case, ruled that candidates could spend as much of their own money as they wanted

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Card 4

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- created 'soft money'

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Card 5

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- banned 'soft money', increased donation limits for individuals, 'Stand by your ad' clause, prohibited airing of ads by 527 groups which mention a candidate 60 days before a General Election

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