McCain-Feingold Law Law and Legal Definition
McCain-Feingold Law is also called the Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act. It is a law that attempted to reduce the influence of people giving soft money to politicians. The law limits the amount of soft money that can be given to a political party and how much can be spent on political advertising. This law was named for its sponsors, John McCain, Republican Senator from Arizona, and Russell Feingold, Democratic Senator from Wisconsin. Soft money is the unlimited contributions to the political parties, from corporations, unions, and wealthy individuals, especially as election funds.