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Candidates sticking to public funds… for now

The shaky future of matching funds isn't leading any publicly funded candidates to shy away from Clean Elections funding. CCEC Director Todd Land said four new candidates have filed to run publicly funded campaigns since Judge Roslyn Silver's Jan. 19 order deemed matching funds unconstitutional.

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Connecticut ruling looms over AZ Clean Elections (access required)

Opponents of Arizona's system of publicly funded campaigns were further encouraged by a federal judge's Aug. 27 decision to eliminate Connecticut's campaign finance reform method in entirety. The ruling by District of Connecticut Judge Stefan Underhill blasted the state's Citizens' Election Program, a voluntary program enacted in 2005 to provide legislative and statewide candidates with public campaign funding.

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Far from over: Next steps in Quelland saga (access required)

A struggle that began weeks after the November elections moved into the courtroom on Aug. 6 when Rep. Doug Quelland petitioned an administrative law judge to undo a state agency’s order that could force him from office. Quelland has appealed to the Office of Administrative Hearings in hopes of keeping his seat as a District 10 representative.

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Judge to hear Quelland’s case this week

The Citizens Clean Elections Commission’s decision to remove Rep. Doug Quelland from office will be contested this week before an administrative law judge. On Aug. 3, attorneys representing the commission and Quelland filed a list of witnesses and exhibits they ...

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