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Federal Election Commission (FEC)

administer federal election laws

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Political Action Committees (PACs)

collect money and provide financial support to favored candidates or political parties

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issue advocacy advertising

urges voters to support a particular position on issues

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The Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act

targeted the use of issue advocacy advertising and use of soft money donations, or contributions given directly to a political party by PACs or individuals for general purposes, to national political parties

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propaganda

using ideas, info, or rumors to influence opinion

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Electoral College system

- 270/538 electoral votes to win
- majority popular vote --> all state's electoral votes

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campaign manager

responsible for overall strategy and planning

8

image

mental picture

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candidates use the Internet to... (2)

- raise money
- update voters of candidate's activities

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Influences on Voters (6)

- Background (age, education, religion, racial or ethnic background)
- Loyalty to Political Parties
- Issues in Election Campaigns
- The Candidate's Image
- Propaganda
- Their Voter Profile (regular voter vs. nonvoters)