Declining Fortunes: State Party Finances, 2004
Publication Date: September 2005
Publisher(s): National Institute on Money in State Politics (U.S.)
Author(s): Denise Roth Barber
Special Collection: The Joyce Foundation
The effects of federal campaign-finance reforms were felt far beyond the Beltway in 2004. State political party committees saw a significant drop in their revenues after the Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act banned unlimited soft-money contributions to national party committees and thus cut off a major source of funds for the state parties.