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Rochester
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 02, 2007 9:10 pm    Post subject: A Campaign Budget Limit. Reply with quote
What are your opinnions/suggestions on the matter?

I just read an article saying that in 2008 a canidate will need an average of 500 mil. to launch an effective campaign.
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JesusLopezViejo
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 02, 2007 9:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
You know the old saying..."He who has the money has the authority".

Sure is a good way to totally wipe out the small opposition.
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PeaceLoveandRockNRoll
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 03, 2007 12:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
According to Steven D. Levitt's study on campaign finance's effect on votes, two candidates facing each other multiple times for the same office with different amounts of money each time have demonstrated the following:

On average, a candidate doubling his/her campaign budget will gain 1% of the vote.
On average, a candidate halving his/her budget will lose 1% of the vote.

Of course, a close Presidential election tends to come in way closer than that.
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