Campaign Finance

John McCain, Republican But Not Conservative

The uproar that John McCain might not be palatable to conservatives, even though he is now building a substantial lead in the Republican primaries, has reminded me that conservatives and Republicans are not necessarily the same animal. Of course, conservatives have been railing about McCain’s left leaning for while, but I began to wonder, “What…

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Candidates and Money

People commonly say that elections are determined by who has the most money. A look at the data gives some interesting and at times surprising insights to this conventional wisdom. Consider the following three items: 1. There are several websites that seem to do a pretty good job of tracking and presenting campaign finances and…

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