Archive for the ‘campaign finance’ Tag

Political Ad Nauseam   Leave a comment


With the presidential election coming up, NPR looked into how much money campaigns pay for certain demographics of voters. Approximately 60% of campaign spending is typically targeted at TV ads in battleground states such as Wisconsin and Florida. Using a generic party model, campaign advertisers are able to identify which individuals have a higher probability of being a “swing voter”.

Original Air Date: October 9, 2020

Length: 22 minutes 35 seconds

The power of superdelegates and campaign contributions   Leave a comment

FAIRFAX, VA - MARCH 01:  Voters cast their ballots at the polling place at Fairfax Circle Baptist Church during Super Tuesday voting March 1, 2016 in Fairfax, United States.  Officials are expecting a record turn out of voters in Virginia, one of a dozen states holding presidential primaries or caucuses.  (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)


Summary: Marketplace analyzes the role of superdelegates in a campaign election and considers what effect donations from candidates to superdelegates have on the United States presidential election overall.

Original Air Date: March 1, 2016

Length: 2 minutes 45 seconds