The Pros And Cons Of Campaign Spending

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Over the years an ongoing debate about campaign spending has always been a major issue during election season. The money gained from campaign contributions gives interest groups and third parties a voice during the elections. This appears to be unfair because wealthy parties get more money to spend on advertising and getting their party recognized. Due to this, there should be a limit on campaign spending so that all groups have the same amount for advertising. What is campaign spending or campaign financing? To understand this argument one must first understand what campaign spending is and how it affects politicts. Campaign spending or financing is spending funds to gaining advertising or exposure for a political candidate or party. By spending money on television ads, billboards, mass emails/calls/and mail candidates gain more exposure and support, thus helping them win…show more content…
At the time many believed that contributing money to parties was an natural extension of their right to the freedom of speech. While candidates believe campaign spending is the way to go some voters believe that “using money to influence elections troubles those who believe money can have a corruptive influence on candidates” The problem with campaign spending is that wealthier groups tend to spend more money on campaign finances, usually giving them the upper hand when it comes to counting votes. Having money to put toward advertisements during an election helps candidates gain more exposure and support from people that these candidates would never have a chance to meet or reach out to. To stop this problem many have suggested placing a limit on campaign spending and this sparked the on going argument of whether or not there should be a limit on campaign spending in the
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