Six Questions About Public Financing Of Presidential Campaigns

Posted February 26, 2008 at 1:00am

1. What’s the history of public financing and how does it work?
2. Why does McCain want to withdraw from the system?
3. What does the law say about withdrawing from the system?
4. What has the Federal Election Commission’s response been to McCain’s attempts to withdraw from the system?
5. Why can’t the Federal Election Commission issue an official ruling and resolve this issue?
6. What happens now?