Super PACs

Super PACs
Author: Louise I. Gerdes
Pages: 112
ISBN: 9780737768640
Available:
Release: 2014-05-20
Editor: Greenhaven Publishing LLC
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The passage of Citizens United by the Supreme Court in 2010 sparked a renewed debate about campaign spending by large political action committees, or Super PACs. Its ruling said that it is okay for corporations and labor unions to spend as much as they want in advertising and other methods to convince people to vote for or against a candidate. This book provides a wide range of opinions on the issue. Includes primary and secondary sources from a variety of perspectives; eyewitnesses, scientific journals, government officials, and many others.

Super PAC

Super PAC
Author: Conor M. Dowling,Michael G. Miller
Pages: 194
ISBN: 9781135054731
Available:
Release: 2014-03-21
Editor: Routledge
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Recent federal court activity has dramatically changed the regulatory environment of campaign finance in the United States. Since 2010, the judiciary has decided that corporations and labor unions may freely spend in American elections, and that so-called "Super PACs" can accept unlimited contributions from private citizens for the purpose of buying election advertising. Despite the potential for such unregulated contributions to dramatically alter the conduct of campaigns, little is known about where Super PACs get their money, where they spend it, or how their message compares with other political groups. Moreover, we know almost nothing about whether individual citizens even notice Super PACs, or whether they distinguish between Super PAC activity and political activity by other political groups. This book addresses those questions. Using campaign finance data, election returns, advertising archives, a public opinion survey, and survey experiments, Super PAC! provides unprecedented insight into the behavior of these organizations, and how they affect public opinion and voting behavior. The first in-depth exploration of the topic, this book will make significant contributions in both political science and applied policy.

Super PACs

Super PACs
Author: Louise I. Gerdes
Pages: 112
ISBN: 9780737768640
Available:
Release: 2014-05-20
Editor: Greenhaven Publishing LLC
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The passage of Citizens United by the Supreme Court in 2010 sparked a renewed debate about campaign spending by large political action committees, or Super PACs. Its ruling said that it is okay for corporations and labor unions to spend as much as they want in advertising and other methods to convince people to vote for or against a candidate. This book provides a wide range of opinions on the issue. Includes primary and secondary sources from a variety of perspectives; eyewitnesses, scientific journals, government officials, and many others.

Super PACs Political Action Committees

Super PACs  Political Action Committees
Author: Derrick D. Jamison,Gina Gore
Pages: 131
ISBN: 1619425572
Available:
Release: 2012
Editor: Nova Science Pub Incorporated
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Super PACs emerged after the U.S. Supreme Court permitted unlimited corporate and union spending on elections in January 2010. These entities have been permitted to accept unlimited contributions and make unlimited expenditures aimed at electing or defeating federal candidates. Super PACs may not contribute funds directly to federal candidates or parties. This book explores what super PACs are, how they developed, what they raised and spent in the 2010 election cycle, and issues that appear on the horizon for 2012.

Game Changers

Game Changers
Author: Henrik M. Schatzinger,Steven E. Martin
Pages: 250
ISBN: 9781538136195
Available:
Release: 2020
Editor: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"A supplemental textbook that shows how outside groups, specifically dark money groups and Super PACs, are profoundly changing political campaigns since Citizens United v. FEC (2010)"--

Super PAC

Super PAC
Author: Conor M. Dowling,Michael G. Miller
Pages: 194
ISBN: 9781135054748
Available:
Release: 2014-03-21
Editor: Routledge
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Recent federal court activity has dramatically changed the regulatory environment of campaign finance in the United States. Since 2010, the judiciary has decided that corporations and labor unions may freely spend in American elections, and that so-called "Super PACs" can accept unlimited contributions from private citizens for the purpose of buying election advertising. Despite the potential for such unregulated contributions to dramatically alter the conduct of campaigns, little is known about where Super PACs get their money, where they spend it, or how their message compares with other political groups. Moreover, we know almost nothing about whether individual citizens even notice Super PACs, or whether they distinguish between Super PAC activity and political activity by other political groups. This book addresses those questions. Using campaign finance data, election returns, advertising archives, a public opinion survey, and survey experiments, Super PAC! provides unprecedented insight into the behavior of these organizations, and how they affect public opinion and voting behavior. The first in-depth exploration of the topic, this book will make significant contributions in both political science and applied policy.

Super Pac

Super Pac
Author: Conor M. Dowling,Michael G. Miller
Pages: 192
ISBN: 1138015512
Available:
Release: 2015-09-01
Editor: Routledge
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Recent federal court activity has dramatically changed the regulatory environment of campaign finance in the United States. Since 2010, the judiciary has decided that corporations and labor unions may freely spend in American elections, and that so-called "Super PACs" can accept unlimited contributions from private citizens for the purpose of buying election advertising. Despite the potential for such unregulated contributions to dramatically alter the conduct of campaigns, little is known about where Super PACs get their money, where they spend it, or how their message compares with other political groups. Moreover, we know almost nothing about whether individual citizens even notice Super PACs, or whether they distinguish between Super PAC activity and political activity by other political groups. This book addresses those questions. Using campaign finance data, election returns, advertising archives, a public opinion survey, and interviews with congressional candidates in the 2012 election, Super PAC! provides unprecedented insight into the behavior of these organizations, and how they affect public opinion and voting behavior. The first in-depth exploration of the topic, this book will make significant contributions in both political science and applied policy.

Super PACs

Super PACs
Author: Louise I. Gerdes
Pages: 112
ISBN: 9780737776553
Available:
Release: 2014-05-20
Editor: Greenhaven Publishing LLC
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The passage of Citizens United by the Supreme Court in 2010 sparked a renewed debate about campaign spending by large political action committees, or Super PACs. Its ruling said that it is okay for corporations and labor unions to spend as much as they want in advertising and other methods to convince people to vote for or against a candidate. This book provides a wide range of opinions on the issue. Includes primary and secondary sources from a variety of perspectives; eyewitnesses, scientific journals, government officials, and many others.

Dark Money Super PACs and the 2012 Election

Dark Money  Super PACs  and the 2012 Election
Author: Melissa M. Smith,Larry Powell
Pages: 140
ISBN: 9780739185421
Available:
Release: 2014-02-27
Editor: Lexington Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This book helps identify and explain how the new federal campaign finance rules changed the way campaigns were run and paid for in 2012, along with shifting the balance of power from political parties to third-party interest groups.

Crs Report for Congress

Crs Report for Congress
Author: Congressional Research Service: The Libr,R. Sam Garrett
Pages: 34
ISBN: 1293273856
Available:
Release: 2013-11
Editor: BiblioGov
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Super PACs emerged after the U.S. Supreme Court permitted unlimited corporate and union spending on elections in January 2010 (Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission). Although not directly addressed in that case, related, subsequent litigation (SpeechNow v. Federal Election Commission) and Federal Election Commission (FEC) activity gave rise to a new form of political committee. These entities, known as super PACs or independent-expenditure-only committees (IEOCs), have been permitted to accept unlimited contributions and make unlimited expenditures aimed at electing or defeating federal candidates. Super PACs may not contribute funds directly to federal candidates or parties. This report explores what super PACs are, how they developed, and what they raised and spent in the 2010 and 2012 election cycles. As of this writing, Congress has not amended the Federal Election Campaign Act (FECA) to recognize formally the role of super PACs. No legislation introduced thus far in the 113th Congress focuses specifically on super PACs, but some bills contain relevant provisions. H.R. 270 (Price, N.C.) would bar super PAC fundraising by federal candidates and officeholders. The latest version of the DISCLOSE Act, H.R. 148 (Van Hollen), proposes new disclaimer requirements that would apply to ads funded by super PACs and other entities. At the agency level, the FEC has issued advisory opinions, but has not yet approved regulations governing super PACs.

Super Connected

Super Connected
Author: Taylor Lincoln,Public Citizen, inc
Pages: 19
ISBN: OCLC:870904017
Available:
Release: 2012
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The Supreme Court's chief rationale in its decision to permit unlimited corporate spending to influence elections in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission was its judgment that third-party expenditures do not threaten to cause corruption because they are independent. But many of the "Super PACs," which have arisen in the wake of Citizens United and are allowed to accept unlimited contributions, cannot plausibly be deemed independent. Public Citizen's analysis shows that 60 percent of Super PACs active in this election cycle (through Oct. 16) are devoted to supporting or defeating a single candidate, and many of these single-candidate Super PACs are founded, funded and/or managed by friends and political allies of the candidate they support. The close relationships between these Super PACs and the candidates they seek to assist indicates that contributions to single-candidate Super PACs are virtually the same as contributions to candidates themselves. The Super PACs' activities are making a mockery of campaign finance laws that limit the size of contributions directly to candidates.

Obama s Last Stand Playbook 2012 POLITICO Inside Election 2012

Obama s Last Stand  Playbook 2012  POLITICO Inside Election 2012
Author: Glenn Thrush,Politico
Pages: 60
ISBN: 9780679645092
Available:
Release: 2012-08-20
Editor: Random House
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A series of four instant eBooks on the 2012 presidential election, POLITICO’s Playbook 2012 provides an unprecedented real-time account of the race for the White House. The third edition, Obama’s Last Stand, follows the reelection campaign of President Barack Obama as it struggles to find the winning formula in a political landscape that has changed dramatically since his history-making victory in 2008. Though battered and bruised after nearly four years in office, Barack Obama remains the most competitive player on the field in American politics today. In Obama’s Last Stand, POLITICO White House correspondent Glenn Thrush chronicles the efforts of the president and his team to secure a second term in the face of a determined opposition, unfavorable economic headwinds, and a series of missteps by his own team. This is a revealing portrait of the president at the most precarious moment in his political life, with insights and anecdotes drawn straight from the notebook of one of the most perceptive reporters in America. The trash-talking schoolyard athlete in Obama is very much in evidence, especially when he speaks caustically about his Republican rivals, including the man he thinks is trying to steal his legacy, Mitt Romney. Yet apart from Romney and the uncertain economy, Obama’s greatest obstacle on the road to reelection may be Obama 2008. He and his team of talented advisers must try to reconcile their nostalgia for that once-in-a-lifetime campaign with the realities of an election fundamentally altered by the advent of super PACs and the evaporation of Obama’s superstar popularity. That challenge has led a campaign operation that once prided itself on flawless execution of strategy to commit several of the most dangerous unforced errors of Obama’s political career. Yet the game is far from over. If Obama is sometimes his own worst enemy, he also has the talent and drive to reclaim this race. Spurred on by the realistic prospect of losing, and growing ever more impatient with the foibles of his campaign staff, Obama the competitor is gearing up for the most critical fourth quarter of his career. This is the story of the last stand that will either cement his legacy forever—or consign him to a roster of once-promising one-term presidents.

Pacs Super Pacs and Fundraising

Pacs  Super Pacs  and Fundraising
Author: David Petechuk
Pages: 64
ISBN: 1619000938
Available:
Release: 2016-03-01
Editor: Eldorado Ink
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Super PACs Political Action Committees

Super PACs  Political Action Committees
Author: Derrick D. Jamison
Pages: 141
ISBN: 1619425815
Available:
Release: 2012
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Super PACs emerged after the U.S. Supreme Court permitted unlimited corporate and union spending on elections in January 2010. These entities have been permitted to accept unlimited contributions and make unlimited expenditures aimed at electing or defeating federal candidates. Super PACs may not contribute funds directly to federal candidates or parties. This book explores what super PACs are, how they developed, what they raised and spent in the 2010 election cycle, and issues that appear on the horizon for 2012.

Super Pac

Super Pac
Author: Conor M. Dowling,Michael Gerald Miller
Pages: 194
ISBN: 0415833027
Available:
Release: 2014
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Recent federal court activity has dramatically changed the regulatory environment of campaign finance in the United States. Since 2010, the judiciary has decided that corporations and labor unions may freely spend in American elections, and that so-called "Super PACs" can accept unlimited contributions from private citizens for the purpose of buying election advertising. Despite the potential for such unregulated contributions to dramatically alter the conduct of campaigns, little is known about where Super PACs get their money, where they spend it, or how their message compares with other political groups. Moreover, we know almost nothing about whether individual citizens even notice Super PACs, or whether they distinguish between Super PAC activity and political activity by other political groups. This book addresses those questions. Using campaign finance data, election returns, advertising archives, a public opinion survey, and interviews with congressional candidates in the 2012 election, Super PAC! provides unprecedented insight into the behavior of these organizations, and how they affect public opinion and voting behavior. The first in-depth exploration of the topic, this book will make significant contributions in both political science and applied policy.

Political Action Committees

Political Action Committees
Author: Charlie Samuels
Pages: 48
ISBN: 9781534566651
Available:
Release: 2018-12-15
Editor: Greenhaven Publishing LLC
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Political action committees, campaign finance reform, and Super PACs are often discussed on the news, but the reasons why they are important are often difficult to understand. Through accessible language and relevant examples and photographs, readers discover the history of political action committees and how they continue to influence American politics. Discussion questions are included to strengthen critical-thinking skills, and sidebars encourage readers to see how individual citizens can continue to play a part in the political process even though they don't have the financial influence of political action committees.

Game Changers

Game Changers
Author: Henrik M. Schatzinger,Steven E. Martin
Pages: 248
ISBN: 153813618X
Available:
Release: 2020
Editor: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A supplemental textbook that shows how outside groups, specifically dark money groups and super PACs, are profoundly changing political campaigns since Citizens United v. FEC (2010).

The State of the Parties

The State of the Parties
Author: John C. Green,Daniel J. Coffey,David B. Cohen
Pages: 350
ISBN: 9781442225619
Available:
Release: 2014-08-21
Editor: Rowman & Littlefield
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This essential party primer includes new chapters on polarization between and within the parties in the aftermath of the 2012 election, demographic changes to America’s political parties and the effects of new media and campaign finance laws, and the implications of all these things on future policymaking and electoral prospects moving forward.

Financing the 2016 Election

Financing the 2016 Election
Author: David B. Magleby
Pages: 391
ISBN: 9780815736608
Available:
Release: 2019-04-30
Editor: Brookings Institution Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Money and politics in an election that broke the mold Beginning with the 1960 election, readers could turn to one book for an authoritative and comprehensive examination of campaign finance at the federal level. Now, the latest in this respected series, Financing the 2016 Election, explores the role of money in one of the most unconventional elections in modern American history. A team of leading scholars has dug into the roles played by political parties and special interest groups (including their “Super PACS”) in the presidential and congressional elections of 2016. David Magleby and his team of experts examined Federal Elections Commission reports and interviewed dozens of key participants, including representatives of virtually all the major interest groups active in the 2016 election cycle. They place that election in the context of how U.S. elections have been financed during recent decades—a context that illustrates how dramatically different campaign finance is today from the past. Among the most important changes has been the growth of so-called Super PACS, which have become increasingly important both in the financing they provide candidates and in their ability to act independently, both for and against candidates. Overall, Super PACS doubled their spending in 2016 from four years earlier. Taking a comprehensive approach, this book helps readers understand how the financing of elections—including the increasing reliance by candidates on outside special interest groups—ultimately affects politics and public policy.

Super PACs in Federal Elections

Super PACs in Federal Elections
Author: R. Sam Garrett
Pages: 27
ISBN: OCLC:1097514793
Available:
Release: 2013
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book: