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Ballot measure would ban ‘taxpayer money’ for political campaigns (access required)

The system that allows Arizona residents to use government money to campaign for political office is teetering after a federal judge ruled earlier this year that a major component of the scheme is unconstitutional. Many powerful special interest groups, nonetheless, are hoping to deliver the knockout blow at the ballot box this fall, rather than wait for it to collapse on its own.

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Proposed order bans matching funds

Nearing the 5:00 end-of-the-business-day deadline, Circuit Court Judge Roslyn Silver issued a proposed order banning matching funds. But it isn't the final word on whether the funds will be passed out to Clean Elections candidates in 2010.

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Former opponent calls Murphy a Clean Elections hypocrite

I must respond to remarks made by Rep. Rick Murphy in the June 5 edition of the Arizona Capitol Times. Murphy castigates Clean Elections as violating the First Amendment "matching funds" rights of candidates, independent groups and citizens - and says therefore it should be struck down.

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