Topic: Elections, money and free speech in the U.S

Presenter: Professor Diana Dwyre - California State University

Many observers note that there is too much money in American elections. Indeed, over $2 billion was raised and spent on the 2008 presidential election, almost twice as much as in 2004. Yet it is not the amount of money that is most troubling. Rather, some of the sources of all that money, how the money is spent, and what impact that spending might have on representation and governance raise more serious concerns about the current system of financing American elections.

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Contact: Beth Williams, ph: 334 69350, email:

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