In the Shadow of the Tillman Act: A Survey of Direct Corporation-to-Candidate Contributions in State Governments

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Title:
In the Shadow of the Tillman Act: A Survey of Direct Corporation-to-Candidate Contributions in State Governments
Author:
Lisull, Evan
Issue Date:
May-2010
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
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Abstract:
Although the federal government has banned contributions from corporations to candidates since 1907, this prohibition does not apply to state-level elections. Twenty-nine states allow for direct corporation-to-candidate contributions in their elections, including six states that impose no limitations on these contributions. This paper compares these states on the basis of input factors that may have led to these different policies on corporate contributions, as well as comparing them on the basis of various factors that may result from maintaining such policies. The paper concludes by considering future campaign finance policy in light of these comparisons.
Type:
text; Electronic Thesis
Degree Name:
B.A.
Degree Level:
bachelors
Degree Program:
Honors College; Government and Public Policy
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona

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dc.titleIn the Shadow of the Tillman Act: A Survey of Direct Corporation-to-Candidate Contributions in State Governmentsen_US
dc.creatorLisull, Evanen_US
dc.contributor.authorLisull, Evanen_US
dc.date.issued2010-05-
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractAlthough the federal government has banned contributions from corporations to candidates since 1907, this prohibition does not apply to state-level elections. Twenty-nine states allow for direct corporation-to-candidate contributions in their elections, including six states that impose no limitations on these contributions. This paper compares these states on the basis of input factors that may have led to these different policies on corporate contributions, as well as comparing them on the basis of various factors that may result from maintaining such policies. The paper concludes by considering future campaign finance policy in light of these comparisons.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeElectronic Thesisen_US
thesis.degree.nameB.A.en_US
thesis.degree.levelbachelorsen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineHonors Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGovernment and Public Policyen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
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