IRE/NICAR Tipsheet No. 79
Connecting Campaign Contributions and public policy
By: Brooks Jackson

1. Find the money. Who's giving in large amounts? 2. Find the policy. What do the donors want? Are they getting it? 3. Find details that make the connection explicit or obvious. (in the special-interest world, A+B doesn't always = C). 4. Apply the two basic tests: 5. Avoid the common pitfalls