Financing the 1960 Election

Financing the 1960 Election

Financing the 1960 Election

Financing the 1960 Election

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Modern means of communication make possible comprehensive, on-the-spot reporting of presidential election campaigns. Seemingly, every facet of campaign activity is reported as it occurs. But the history of a presidential campaign is not complete without a systematic survey of costs and financial operations. Comprehensive reporting of this aspect must await the compilation and processing of vast amounts of data regarding campaign contributions and expenditures.

In preparing this detailed report on the financing of the 1960 election, Dr. Herbert E. Alexander, Director of the Citizens' Research Foundation, has carefully processed all available data, utilizing the modes of analysis developed by Professors James Pollock, Louise Overacker, and Alexander Heard. He also surveys the pre-nomination period, presenting data normally not readily available.

Dr. Alexander completed this report before obtaining leave of absence as Director of the Citizens' Research Foundation to become Director of the President's Commission on Campaign Costs in November, 1961.

The presentation and conclusions are the responsibility of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of members of the Board of Trustees of the Citizens' Research Foundation.

WILLIAM H. VANDERBILT

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