Newt Gingrich, To Renew America (New York: HarperCollins 1995), as always provided a few insights.

Charles Lewis, The Buying of the President (New York: Avon Books, 1996) describes the contributors to whom each candidate is beholden, as well as sketching the workings of the campaign finance system.

Also very useful was a brochure published by the Center for Responsive Politics ((202)857-0044) entitled "Money in Politics: Reform: Principles, Problems and Proposals".


The Democratic National Committee isonline.

So is the Republican National Committee.

These both contain the parties' platforms, and I made "liberal" use of them.

Politics USA bills itself as the "most comprehensive political website in existence".

Sourcenet fields the Election '96 site.

The National Political Index describes itself as "a web site which intends to provide a one stop shop for substantive political information for voters, political activists, political consultants, lobbyists, politicians, academicians, and media editors with a wide range of products,information, services, simulations, games, and polling in an interactive communications environment."

A reader let us know about Electionline,which is covering the Presidential campaign.

The Philadelphia Republican Committee supports its own election site.

This idiosyncratic site was created by an individual who managed to attend both parties' Missouri conventions as a delegate in 1992--no mean feat.

Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee Home Page contains some marvelous quotes from Jesse Helms and others in the '60's that they probably wish would not be remembered in the '90's.

There is a Perot Periodical web page.

This is a collection of links to Republican and election-related sites.

Finally, to put things in perspective, check out the Brookings Institutes' discussion on campaign finance reform.