Practical Campaign Reforms for States
Publication Date: April 2007
Publisher(s): Reform Institute
Author(s): Reform Institute
The 2004 elections were characterized by a dramatic increase in small donor fundraising and the success of public campaign funding programs in states across the nation. In federal elections, the iplementation of a ban on soft money, which was part of the reform legislation known as McCain-Feingold, encouraged political parties and candidates to broaden their fundraising efforts and reach out to new, low-dollar donors.