Updated 11-6-97


The Current System

Reform Proposals

Other Approaches

Key Terms


AllPolitics' Special Fund-Raising Section

Related Stories
TIME: Washington's Debating Campaign Finance (9/29/97)

TIME: The Wake-Up Call (2/3/97)

What's Legal And Not In Non-U.S. Citizen Donations
By Brooks Jackson/CNN

Related Sites
FECInfo Home Page

Brookings Working Group on Campaign Finance Reform

Federal Election Commission

Common Cause president Ann McBride asserts spending limits are key, while Cato Institute president Edward Crane urges abolishing contribution limits. (25/11/96)

Take A Stand
Should soft money be banned?
The Tally


in focus

Campaign Reform


Below are some prominent voices in the campaign finance debate.


Rep. Linda Smith (R-Wash.)

Rep. Christopher Shays (R-Conn)

Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.)

Sen. Russell Feingold (D-Wis.)

Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.)

Advocacy Groups

Cato Institute A think tank that leans libertarian that opposes spending and contribution limits in campaigns. Against public financing of campaigns. 1000 Massachusetts Ave. N.W., Washington, D.C. 20001; (202) 842-0200

Common Cause A citizen watchdog group founded in 1970 that supports contribution and spending limits, tougher campaign disclosure laws and public financing. 1250 Connecticut Ave, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20036; (202) 833-1200

Center For Responsive Politics Monitors spending and contribution disclosure reports. 1320 19th St. N.W., Suite 700, Washington, D.C. 20036; (202) 857-0044

Center For Public Integrity Monitors campaign finance issues. 1634 I St. N.W., Washington, D.C. 20006; (202) 783-3900

National Association Of Business PACs Against PAC donation limits. 801 N. Fairfax St., Suite 215, Alexandria, Va. 22314; (703) 836-4422

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