Non-profit, tax exempt interest group that can advocate for candidates, is not required to disclose the names of contributors, and may make electioneering communications within boundaries.
527 political committee
Tax exempt organization created expressly to influence the nomination, election, or appointment of political candidates but not subject to Federal Election Commission disclosure rules; may not make electioneering communications.
Ad that compares the records and proposals of the candidates, with a bias toward the candidate sponsoring the ad
A private-sector proffesional who seels to a candidate the technologies, services, and strategies required to get that candidate elected
A push at the end of a political campaign to encourage supporters to go to the polls
Advertising that attempts to counteract an anticipated attack from the opposition before the attack is launched
Donations to presidential campaigns whereby every dollar raised from individuals in amounts less than $251 is matched by the federal treasury
Donations from general tax revenues to the campaigns of qualifying presidential candidates
The individual charged with interacting and communicating with journalists on a daily place
Advertising on behalf of a candidate that stresses the candidate's qualifications, family, and issue positions, with no direct reference to the opponent
public action committee (PAC)
Officially registered fund-raising organization that represents interest groups in the political process
Campaign contributions that are not regulated or limited by the Federal Election Commission