Independent Expenditures, 2006: Independent Expenditures in Five States Alter Political Landscapes
Publication Date: August 2007
Publisher(s): National Institute on Money in State Politics (U.S.)
Author(s): Anne Bauer
Coverage: Washington Maine Colorado California Alaska
In addition to making direct contributions, political donors have another tool at their disposal to influence the outcome of elections - independent expenditures. Although 39 states have laws requiring some kind of disclosure of independent expenditures, this report focuses on the independent expenditure data obtained from five states with the best public accessibility - Alaska, California, Colorado, Maine and Washington.