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Discussing Campaign Funding & Spending

Is it possible to reduce campaign spending? How? If one candidate is spending a fortune, what is the competitor to do? It seems prudent to reduce the time and energy candidates spend on fund raising. But how?

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I hope this helps some - campaign spending is a complex issue. The questions are opinion questions, so I just tried to give you some ideas to think about.

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Is it possible to reduce campaign spending? How? If one candidate is spending a fortune, what is the competitor to do? It seems prudent to reduce the time and energy candidates spend on fund raising. But how?

These are tough questions! If a presidential candidate accepts federal campaign subsidies, then there is a limit as to how much he/she can spend, but what about candidates who do not accept federal money? Of course, one example was Ross Perot who spent millions of his own money and did not use any federal money. Is it right to tell someone in that case that they ...

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The solution provides advise in tackling the question of political campaign spending & funding (please see original question for full detail of problem posed).

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