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Bowdoin’s Franz on SuperPACs Amid Negative Campaigning (NPR) Archives

Michael Franz


Associate Professor of Government Michael Franz weighs in on the role of superPACS in an NPR piece looking at how these funding machines are tied into the apparent increase in negative campaign ads. Franz is part of a team examining the political ads on broadcast TV and national cable.

Franz is co-author of Interest Groups in American Campaigns: The New Face of Electioneering (3rd ed.), which delves into how recent reforms and campaign finance laws have substantially changed the roles interest groups play and how these changes are affecting the 2012 elections.