There is no other print source, online source, or Web search engine that provides the wide range and depth of insight found in Vital Statistics on American Politics. This new 2015-2016 edition is updated with the most recent information available. The editors consult hundreds of sources to calculate and locate the data, facts, and figures that offer a vivid and multifaceted portrait of the broad spectrum of United States politics and policies.

In over more than tables and figures, students, professional researchers, and interested citizens will find chapters devoted to key subject areas such as elections and political parties, public opinion and voting, the media, the three branches of U.S. government, foreign, military, social and economic policy, and much more.

Campaign Finance and Political Action Committees

Campaign Finance and Political Action Committees

Campaign finance and political action committees
  • Contribution Limits
  • Presidential Campaign Financing
  • Party Expenditures
  • Political Action Committees (PACs)

One of the most important aspects of election campaigns and political activities more generally is money: who gives it, who spends it, who regulates it, and what effect it has. Surprisingly, a huge quantity of information is available on the subject. This abundance stems chiefly from the ...

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