Essential Knowledge
Video
Audio
Campaign Contributions
and Redistricting


How to make an Anti-Politics
Campaign Ad
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Campaign Finance -
Citizen's United


How does outside money
flow into campaigns?
PBS Newshour
Paul Solman


Bush v. Gore Ten Years Later


Social Media's Role in the 2012 Election

Watch Obama Spent 10 Times as Much on Social Media as Romney on PBS. See more from PBS NewsHour.



Campaign Consultants - Money earned in the 2012 campaign

NPR Story
Candidate Truthfulness


Big Donors Saw Diminishing Returns in Most Expensive Election in History

Watch Diminishing Returns From Most Expensive Election in History on PBS. See more from PBS NewsHour.






On the campaign trail


Opposition Research

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Do Negative Ads Make A Difference?

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Micro-targeting
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The oddities of the first American election


How They Did It: Political Tactics That Helped Obama Win a Second Term

Watch How They Did It: Political Tactics That Helped Obama Win on PBS. See more from PBS NewsHour.



Romney's Get Out the Vote Effort