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Campaign Finance Reform and the Internet: Bridging the Blogger Divide

When Congress finally stepped up to the plate in 2002 and passed the Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act, it was a huge victory for those who want to curb the influence of special interest money in federal elections. Most importantly, the act prohibited federal candidates and the parties from raising and spending "soft money" -- money raised directly from corporations, unions and wealthy individuals, sometimes in six-figure or greater sums. However, the law never clearly addressed use of soft money in campaign advertising on the Internet. To learn more about this issue, see documents in "In the Spotlight."

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