Campaign Finance
12th Grade Campaign Finance Inquiry
Does Money Matter in Political Campaigns?

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Staging the Compelling Question- Does money matter in politcal campaigns?

     Source A: 
Democratic National Committee, finance Call Sheet to Glaxo Inc., Politics and Economy: What Money Buys, Campaign  Finance Files, 1995 http://www.pbs.org/now/politics/cfmemos.html

    Source B: Haley Barbour, letter from Haley Barbour to Republican Tom DeLay, Politics and Economy: What Money Buys, Campaign Finance Files, 1996 http://www.pbs.org/now/politics/cfmemos.html

    Source C: Democratic National Committee, fundraiser List, Politics and Economy: What Money Buys, Campaign Finance Files, 1996 http://www.pbs.org/now/politics/cfmemos.html

   
Source D:
Mitch McConnell, letter from Mitch McConnell on the Committee for Economic Development, Politics and Economy: What Money Buys, Campaign Finance Files, 1996:
http://www.pbs.org/now/politics/cfmemos.html


  Supporting Question 1- How much does it cost to become a member of Congress?
 
  
Source A:
Staff, current members of the 114th Congress, Congress.gov, 2015  https://www.congress.gov/members

 
   Source B: Federal Election Commission, interactive campaign finance map, fec.gov, 2015
    http://www.fec.gov/disclosurehs/hsnational.do
 

 
   Supporting Question 2-  How do super PACs play a role in political campaigns?

Supporting Question 3-  How do super PACs play a role in political campaigns
Supporting Question 4- Should the government limit contributions to political campaigns?