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Questions about the Federal Election Campaign Act
Any two (2) of the following questions must be answered completely and in full.
Please describe and explain how the Federal Election Campaign Act (FECA) of 1971 altered and controlled the way federal elections are funded and regulated. Any constitutional challenges to the law should be discussed. Please base your response on Bardes (Chapter 9) and the course notes.
Explain and outline Electoral Constituencies Theory as a likely explanation of split governance from the late 1960s to the late 1980s. Be thorough and specific
Please define and explain the term “realignment.” Explain how, beginning in the mid-1990s, realignment aided Republican congressional majorities. Also, please give a different example of realignment than the one you’ll use to explain the GOP’s
congressional election victory. Make your analysis based on both the lecture notes and the Bardes book (ch. 8).
Political action committees (PACs) should be described and explained. Based on federal election campaign finance law, how are they organized and structured? What kind of candidates are likely to receive money from PACs? Why? Please
base your response and analysis on both the interest group lecture notes and the Bardes book (ch.9)
Please explain and examine the Rational Balancing hypothesis. How does it attempt to explain both (a) a split government and (b) the phenomena of the president’s party losing seats in the House of Representatives in practically every m1d t3rm election since the Civil War? Are there any other possibilities that could account for the m1d t3rm election results?