Faculty Advisor

Rissmiller, Kent J.

Abstract

In 2008 Connecticut held its first round of state legislative elections with its new public financing program in place. The purpose of this project was to analyze the impact of the program on candidates and the electoral landscape. It was determined that the program has had a positive impact on competition, and has increased voter confidence in state legislative candidates. It was also determined that participating candidates spent less time fundraising, but spent more and were not more diverse.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

March 2009

Major

Society, Technology and Policy

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Social Science and Policy Studies

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