Capitol Hill Briefing

The Collapse of Campaign Finance Regulation

December 17, 2003 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM EST

B-339 Rayburn House Office Building

John Samples, Director, Center for Representative Government, Cato Institute.

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Campaign finance regulation has been falling apart. Three presidential candidates have chosen not to use public funding. Both parties are accused of flouting the soft money ban. However, the Supreme Court has upheld McCain‐​Feingold including restrictions on political advertising. Are we about to enter a new era of extensive restrictions on money in politics? How will the Supreme Court decision affect elections? Come hear an insightful analysis of the future of campaign finance regulation.