using the example of the gun issue, analyze what are the roles of interest groups, political parties, and campaign finance in the political process Write a 1,250-word essay, particularly considering the relationship between large campaign contributions and federal policy and legislation. Search online to explore news stories such as Washington Post, the New York Times, and The Hill, Visit www.votesmart.org to examine gun control and gun rights interest groups' ratings of candidates. To assist in your analysis, search www.opensecrets.org and select two interest groups on opposite sides of the gun issue. Identify each group's top recipient of contributions. Examine the legislation sponsored by each of those candidates. (Points : 100)
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