The Lost History of the Millionaire's Amendment
16 Election Law Journal 172 (Forthcoming)
18 Pages Posted: 5 Apr 2017
Date Written: February 27, 2017
This piece excavates the history of the Millionaire’s Amendment, a short-lived provision of campaign finance law that played a significant role in Barack Obama’s successful 2004 Senate campaign. It argues that beyond the Amendment’s role in that single, fateful race, it supplies a useful test case for examining competing paradigms for regulating money in politics.
Keywords: Campaign Finance, Money in Politics, Equalization, Anti-Corruption, Millionaire's Amendment, Matching Funds
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