A campaign for a proposed citizen initiative that would have dramatically expanded Arizona’s Clean Elections system for publicly funding political campaigns called it quits, saying it couldn’t collect enough signatures before the upcoming July 7 deadline because of “dirty tricks” by the Arizona Chamber of Commerce.
Critic says Clean Elections initiative 'defective'
A proposed ballot measure to effectively dismantle Arizona's system that provides public money for state election candidates' campaigns would itself be scrapped under a compromise between the program's supporters and opponents.
A judge has ruled that a referendum to abolish Arizona's public campaign finance system can't go on the state's 2012 ballot.
The U.S. Supreme Court said Nov. 29 it will consider dismantling an Arizona rule that gives extra money to publicly funded candidates who face privately funded rivals.
Dean Martin's troubles with his $5 Clean Elections contributions may not be over yet. Less than a week after Martin submitted his qualifying contributions, the Republican gubernatorial candidate is facing allegations that he collected multiple $5 contributions from at least 128 people, a violation of Clean Elections law that could jeopardize the $707,000 public funding his campaign is slated to re[...]
A judge has denied former Rep. Doug Quelland's request to halt a court decision that affirmed his removal from office. Maricopa County Superior Court Judge Crane McClennen on June 22 rejected Quelland's motion that sought to allow the former lawmaker to stay in office.
Gov. Jan Brewer's campaign attorney accused the Citizens Clean Elections Commission of abdicating its responsibility after commissioners decided not seek help for publicly financed candidates who are now forced to run their campaigns without the benefit of matching funds.
The Citizens Clean Elections Commission decided there is little it can do to help publicly funded candidates who are suddenly without matching funds, and Gov. Jan Brewer won't throw it the lifeline it's asking for either.
The Citizens Clean Elections Commission may consider enacting an emergency clause that would allow publicly funded candidates to raise additional campaign cash, a change that Gov. Jan Brewer's campaign is hoping can alleviate the sudden loss of matching funds.
Arizona officials have told the U.S. Supreme Court that it's too late in the current election cycle to block payment of extra campaign money to publicly funded candidates.