What you need to know about Campaign Finance

So, a friend today sent me this awesome infographic from the NYT that does an amazing job of explaining our current system of campaign finance.   Easily the best explanation of the way it works now that I’ve seen (click for a larger version):

And, the very same day I get this, Jeffrey Toobin has a terrific post that sums up the history and current state of campaign finance as succinctly as anything I’ve seen.  If you want to understand the role of money in the 2012 election, just take 5 minutes with both of these.  Seriously.

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About Steve Greene
Professor of Political Science at NC State http://faculty.chass.ncsu.edu/shgreene

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