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Campaigns no longer
By Michaela Pieler
The amount of money spent on po
litical campaigns is threatening an
important component of American
democracy, a UNL professor told a
group of international students.
Political elections arc no longer
competitive because office holders
have better chances to be elected than
their challengers, said William Avery,
a political science professor at the
University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
Incumbents arc usually supported
by political action committees, from
which they receive a lot of money for
“Incumbents have a tremendous
advantage in raising money,” he said.
“That doesn’t even allow their chal
lengers a serious challenge. But a de
mocracy needs competitive elections.”
In 1992, incumbents had four times
more money than their opponents, he
said, and 10 times more PAC money.
In 1993, 93 percent of all incum
bents won re-election. Eighty percent
of them had been unopposed, partly
because their opponents didn’t have
enough money for a campaign, Avery
told about 20 UNL international stu
dents in the International Affairs stu
dent lounge Friday.
Avery’s seminar on the financing
ofpolitical campaigns was part of IA’s
democracy program for international
students. Avery is a member of Com
mon Cause, a nationwide lobbying
organization that aims at giving the
public greater force in influencing
To give political opponents a seri
ous chance, Avery said, the amount of
money candidates are allowed to re
ceive from PACs should be limited. So
far, they are only limited in how much
they can receive from one committee,
but there is not an aggregate limit, he
“If you’re not going to change the
rules by which we play, you’re not
changing anything,” he said.
Today, candidates have to calcu
late one-third of their budget for TV
advertisements, he said. They need
$8,000 to $ 10,000just to get started on
one statewide poll, he said.
In 1976, successful Senate candi
dates spent $610,000 for their cam
paigns, Avery said. In 1994, that sum
had increased to $4.5 million.
“When Sen. (James) Exon (D-Ncb.)
first campaigned, it was sufficient for
him to go around Nebraska in his sta
tion wagon,” Avery said. “He shook
hands in coffee shops and won the
Avery said a campaign-financing
reform must include a means to “pro
vide candidates with clean campaign
Congress has passed campaign fi
nance-reform three times, Avery said,
but each bill was vetoed. Avery said he
had iittle hope that similar legislation
would pass this session.
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istry, Kelter said, his students know
how to evaluate their instructor objec
“It (student evaluation) is not based
on the number of A’s,” he said. “My
grades arc the same as other science
Cheryl Wall, another elementary
education major in the hands-on chem
istry class, said she hated chemistry
until she took Kcltcr’s class.
“I’ve learned more in this class than
any other,” she said. “He teaches at our
level and not over our heads.”
Keltcr said the course was success
ful in making students who were shy
about science confident enough to
teach it to others.
He said he saw many new programs
like the hands-on course on the hori
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was offended by the use of alcohol and
sexual activities in residence halls.
Gladys Styles Johnston, UNKchan
cellor, said the ruling surprised her
because she didn’t think the policy
violated Rader’s right to practice his
Rader still went to class, partici
pated in athletics and even ate in UNK’s
food service with the same students
whose behavior he frowned on, she
Johnston testified during the trial
that people who have a religious ob
jection to the policy could go to a
different university. Judge Piestcr’s
ruling stated that statement showed
there was a section of people not wel
come at UNK, Downing said.
Johnston said the policy of requir
ing freshman to live on campus was
not meant to discriminate against reli
gious students but was based on re
search and knowledge.
“W e make decisions and judgments
in students’ best interest all the time,”
University officials said during the
trial that the policy put students in a
better academic environment and made
university resources more accessible.
Piester’s ruling stated that living at
CSF “would likely produce an envi
ronment much more conducive to aca
demic pursuits than that in the resi
Downing said the decision would
renew the rights of religious students
in universities across the nation.
“This will provide guidance to ad
ministrators across the country and
students of deep religious faith.”
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