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Fall 10-1-2008


The 2008 election cycle has sparked a mind-boggling array of changes in the way we, as Americans, treat and understand politics. Every single facet of politics has evolved. There are many reasons for this evolution and it is difficult to claim to understand exactly what caused it. However, in the background is one facet of politics that the public, but certainly not the candidates, tend to overlook: financing. After this peculiar and unique election cycle, the public financing laws will have to be redeveloped in order to have any bearing on future elections.