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Strategic Issues Program

Issues & Research

Campaign Finance Overview

While campaign finance has been debated for more than one hundred years in the United States, the 2012 election cycle brought the debate to the forefront of many political conversations. The intersection of recent court rulings with federal, state and local laws, along with the rise of new political entities such as SuperPACs, have amplified the dialogue. The topic of campaign finance deserves careful study, factually-based perspectives and reasoned discourse. The Strategic Issues Program seeks to provide a forum for education and thoughtful discussion on this topic.

The links in this section include presentations and educational aids from experts who spoke to the SIP panel, background research conducted by SIP, and some helpful online resources for those interested in learning more about campaign finance.