Backlash: In a roundabout way, the 2002 McCain-Feingold Act
The justices struck down a Vermont law that sought to sharply restrict spending and contributions to state candidates, and they partly shielded nonprofit corporations from the McCain-Feingold Act
and its ban on pre-election political ads.
The Supreme Court had knocked back a provision of the McCain-Feingold Act
that prohibited all corporations and unions from broadcasting electioneering communications.
Federal Election Commission that addressed campaign finance restrictions of the McCain-Feingold Act
The McCain-Feingold Act
of 2002 was an attempt to seal the cracks.
There he was tasked with enforcing the Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act of 2002, more commonly known as the McCain-Feingold Act
That's due largely to the McCain-Feingold Act
of 2002, which, as writer Gregory Millman notes, barred direct company contributions to federal candidates.
In these 12 essays with an introduction by Kerbel and a foreword by Howard Dean, some of the new movers and shakers describe the decline of progressivism and the new reasons to restart it, the causes of the general elections of 2004, the gender gap, the values dilemma, the art of seeking the common good, ways and means of crafting both policy and message without conflict or overlap, the infamous Section 527 loophole in the McCain-Feingold Act
, communicating a progressive philosophy, teaching progressives to speak American, firing the consultants, and using technology for campaigns and political change.
In the wake of the Senate markup, Democrats now fear that Republicans-the overwhelming majority of whom opposed the initial McCain-Feingold act
in 2002--are bent on eradicating such organizations as ACT in order to put the Democrats at a profound disadvantage in getting out the vote, as well as boosting the hard-money donation and spending limits to candidates and party committees to exploit the Republicans' advantage in the number of big-money donors.
But two years ago, the McCain-Feingold Act
prohibited parties from raising soft money, a goal long sought by liberal newspaper editorialists and good-government activists.
We heard so much about the passage of the McCain-Feingold Act