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Financing a better election system. A statement on national policy by the Research and Policy Committee of the Committee for Economic Development. by Committee for Economic Development.

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Published in [New York] .
Written in English


  • Elections -- United States -- Campaign funds

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LC ClassificationsJK1991 C65
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Number of Pages74
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL19821668M

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