Passing the Bucks: Money Games that Political Parties Play
National political parties have increasingly used their state counterparts to circumvent regulations governing the use of campaign contributions. This study documents a pattern of trades and transfers between the national party committees and state party committees in 13 selected states over three election cycles. The full report includes state-by-state tables of the money raised and spent by all of the state-level committees. More detailed reports also are available on each of the 13 study states: California, Florida, Illinois, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, New York, North Carolina, Oregon, Texas, Washington and Wisconsin.