Revelation of controversial fundraising practices by the Clinton-Gore reelection campaign in 1996 and continuing controversy over proposed campaign finance reform legislation has brought this subject into public focus and discussion. This article provides an overview of key recent developments in campaign finance accompanied by coverage of literature and Web sites produced by scholars, government agencies, and participants in the ongoing debate over campaign finance and its role in the American political process.


development, fund raising, information systems, political parties, USA

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Campaign Finance Information: An Overview of Print and Internet Resources, Reference Services Review, 27 (3) (1999): 300-312

Date of this Version

March 1999