Money and Politics

Number 21747
Subject Campaign Finance
Source Times (Chattanooga, Tenn.)
State Tennessee
Year 2004
Publication Date March 28, April 27, May 26, 27, 30, June 4, 17, July 4, 20, 31, September 28, October 13, 15, 19, 28, November 21, 24, December 7, 2004.
Summary A year-long investigation into the role of Tennessee campaign contributions in Tennessee politics, and how candidates used these contribution funds. The Times found that candidates filed inaccurate disclosure reports and that there was little to no examination of the documents. They also took a look at Tennessee money in federal elections, and found that local races were not competitive, and that Republicans in particular were funneling contributions to out-of-state candidates.
Category Contest Entry
Pages 31
Keywords campaign finance;campaign contributions;campaign loans;inaccurate disclosure reports;federal elections;state elections;campaign financial filings;questionable campaign practices
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