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Michael J. Malbin

Executive Director, The Campaign Finance Institute, and Professor of Political Science, University at Albany

Small Donors, Large Donors, and the Internet: Campaign Finance Reform after Obama


Rockefeller Institute Forum, June 4, 2009



Barack Obama's election win last year changed the conversation about campaign finance reform, said the speakers at this Public Policy Forum — Malbin and Blair Horner, legislative director of the New York Public Interest Research Group. Following then-Senator Obama's Internet-based solicitation of a large number of contributors, the emphasis now is at least as much on increasing the number of small donors as it is on limiting the size of donations. The speakers analyzed campaign finance both at the national level and in the states, including New York.

Michael Malbin's presentation (text and tables)
Video of Blair Horner's presentation