Campaign Finance in the 2000 Federal Elections: Overview and Estimates of the Flow of Money

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Federal election law regulates money in federal elections through a ban on union and corporate treasury money, limits on contributions, and uniform, periodic disclosure of receipts and expenditures. Money raised and spent under these laws to directly influence federal elections is commonly known as hard money. Money that is largely outside the restrictions and prohibitions of the federal regulatory framework–but raised and spent in a manner suggesting possible intent to affect federal elections–is commonly known as soft money.

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Cantor, Joseph E. March 16, 2001.

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Federal election law regulates money in federal elections through a ban on union and corporate treasury money, limits on contributions, and uniform, periodic disclosure of receipts and expenditures. Money raised and spent under these laws to directly influence federal elections is commonly known as hard money. Money that is largely outside the restrictions and prohibitions of the federal regulatory framework–but raised and spent in a manner suggesting possible intent to affect federal elections–is commonly known as soft money.

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  • March 16, 2001

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Cantor, Joseph E. Campaign Finance in the 2000 Federal Elections: Overview and Estimates of the Flow of Money, report, March 16, 2001; Washington D.C.. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metacrs1633/: accessed August 20, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.