Money in Politics

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Richard M. Boeckel, Editor.

Current Efforts to Regualate Campaign Funds

Proposals to Limit Campaign Gifts and Expenditures

The hatch bill to prohibit “pernicious political activities” by state employees paid with federal funds, passed by the Senate last month1 and now awaiting action by the House, contains a number of provisions which, if finally approved, will have a vital bearing on the methods employed in financing the 1940 presidential campaign. Under the terms of the bill, (1) individual contributions to political campaign funds would be limited to $5,000 in any one year, ...

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