Tag Archives: Clean Elections

In campaigns, it’s not all about the money

Last July, I wrote a column that implored you to ignore fundraising reports and polls in the gubernatorial contest. Today is your first test to see whether you listened or not. The end of year filing deadline has come and gone, and the January 2018 reports are now public. We now know who has raised […]

The Death of Clean Elections?

I can only hope. On Monday, the Supreme Court struck down a law in Arizona which provided what are known as “matching funds” in its public campaign finance system. ¬†Arizona’s law was modeled on Maine’s Clean Elections law, including the matching fund provision. For those unfamiliar with the system, Maine and Arizona allocate a specific […]