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Trump may be a self-described billionaire, but he won despite having less campaign money -- a lot less.
After one of the most vitriolic campaigns in political history, and despite losing the popular vote, the bombastic billionaire Donald J.
Trump had ridden a wave of anger at the political establishment to be elected the 45th president of the United States.
Trump's victory has profound implications for a whole host of issues. Not the least of these is the structure of our democracy, including the role of money in politics.
While the issue of voter suppression rightly got the most attention in the lead-up to November 8, Trump's win -- and with it the chance to appoint the next Supreme Court justice and maybe more -- also looks like a big setback for those who want more robust campaign finance laws.
Even before Election Day, moreover, the success of Trump's media-driven campaign was fueling the idea that political spending just doesn't matter that much.
On both counts, campaign finance reformers definitely have some soul-searching to do. But the story isn't so simple. Big money politics may not have enabled Trump's rise in the conventional sense, but it still plays a pivotal role in American elections, especially in down-ballot races.
And it is the dominance of our political system by wealthy elites that helped to fuel the deep well of frustration that Trump harnessed so effectively to power his campaign We will be studying what happened for years to come, but let's start with the obvious: While we won't know the complete fundraising totals until next January, it appears Hillary Clinton's campaign and supportive outside groups outraised Trump and his groups by almost The fundraising discrepancy between Trump and his primary opponents was even greater.
A lot of that anti-Trump money paid for high-priced attack ads of questionable value. This shows that, especially at the presidential level, the money race is not always outcome-determinative. It matters not just how much you raise, but how you spend it.
And media coverage can allow even a relatively under-funded candidate to maintain a high profile. Of course, even Trump benefited from hundreds of millions of dollars in spending -- so money wasn't irrelevant.
Although attempts to regulate campaign finance by legislation date back to , the modern era of "campaign finance reform" in the United States begins with the passage of the Federal Election Campaign Act (FECA) of and, more importantly, amendments to that Act. The FECA required candidates to disclose sources of . C) is a bipartisan body responsible for administering campaign finance laws and enforcing compliance with those laws. D) is a non-partisan political organization which has sought for over fifty years to reform campaign financing. E) is the Republican party's watchdog organization which monitors fund-raising and spending by Democratic candidates. how campaign finance reform can positively affect politics, one needs to explore the problems occurring in campaigns, the measures used to reform campaign financing, and .
More importantly, the presidency is not the only office in the land. In fact, given their scale and level of media saturation, modern presidential campaigns are strikingly different from most down-ballot races.
Trump's surprise victory does nothing to detract from that reality. Still, you might ask, does any of this really matter?For additional analysis on the effects of BCRA on federal campaign finance see the links on the top right for more on CFI's two books, Election After Reform: Money, Politics and the Bipa rtis an Campaign Reform Act () and Life After Reform - When the Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act Meets Politics Last Chance Gulch Helena, .
how campaign finance reform can positively affect politics, one needs to explore the problems occurring in campaigns, the measures used to reform campaign financing, and . Donald Trump needs to morph that "rigged election" cry into a clear call for reform in Washington during this final debate, says Jake Novak.
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Endangered . Personally, I still find it astonishing that neither candidate has made political reform – particularly campaign finance reform – a campaign priority. Still, there is no comparison to their opponents.
The fight against money in politics has momentum. If you have the chance, ask the candidates you’re following if they support campaign finance reform, and a Constitutional amendment to get.