Rissmiller, Kent J.
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.
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Society, Technology and Policy
Major Qualifying Project
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