Cuts In Party Funds Cut Negative Ads

1 decade 1 year 1 month ago Monday, October 22 2007 Oct 22, 2007 Monday, October 22, 2007 2:53:28 AM CDT October 22, 2007 in News
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A recent study found that the Missouri Democratic and Republican parties saw some of the nation's sharpest drops in financial contributions after enactment of a 2002 federal campaign finance law. Other research shows that political parties ran fewer TV ads in Missouri's most recent U.S. Senate race, resulting in fewer attacks against the opposing party's candidate. That seems to stem from what's commonly known as the McCain-Feingold law, or the Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act. Among other things, the law sought to halt a chain reaction of money transfers that had allowed political parties to skirt federal campaign contribution limits.

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