Whatever it takes : the real struggle for political power in America /
Elizabeth Drew.
New York, N.Y., U.S.A. : Viking, 1997.
xii, 294 p. ; 24 cm.
0670875368 (alk. paper)
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New York, N.Y., U.S.A. : Viking, 1997.
0670875368 (alk. paper)
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Appeared in Library Journal on 1997-07:
Political commentator Drew has written the book for all Americans concerned about campaign finance improprieties. She tells the story of how political interest groups, in conjunction with both the major political parties, influenced the raising and spending of campaign monies in the 1996 presidential and congressional campaigns. Focusing primarily on Republican efforts (though also alluding to the Democrats), Drew discusses these groups (Christian Coalition, National Beer Wholesalers Association, National Rifle Association, etc.) that mobilize their membership for candidates in local, state, and, in particular, federal races. Relying on interviews with these groups' leaders and party insiders, Drew reveals how "hard" money (which can be legally used on behalf of candidates) and "soft" money (which can be raised and spent on "issues" instead of candidates but are run in races against vulnerable opponents) can circumvent current campaign finance laws. Highly recommended for all collections.‘Patricia Hatch, Insurance Inst. for Property Loss Reduction, Boston (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.
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